As you all know, this site is neither of those two things. I do not link to random sites full of viruses or spam. I do not require you to submit your name or email address in any phishing scams.
Yes, I do offer a newsletter sign up in the upper right hand of this blog, but in EVERY SINGLE EMAIL I send, there is a link at the bottom for you to unsubscribe to the newsletter.
I go out of my way to provide you with a safe, secure area where you can read about quilting, enjoy the videos I've created, and have fun with the new designs.
But on February 12th, someone decided to post the two following warnings to McAfee:
WARNING THIS SITE WAS CAUGHT IN A SPAM TRAP: Criminals often abuse free hosting services. Beware of malicious scripts which are frequently found on free hosted sites. Best stay away from sites such as this if you want to avoid being victimized.I'd really love to know the "malicious scrips" they are talking about. As for links, almost every link from this blog is going to my website www.LeahDay.com. I'm not a criminal and I don't scam anyone.
This Google's Blogger account is abused by scammers. The payload is just a link or a redirection to an illegal or otherwise shady site. All this just to fly under the radar and fool spam filters. Disgusting, isn't it. Don't fall for this scam. There's nothing you would gain, you can only lose.
Is this just trolls trying to make my life difficult? I don't know.
I find it really alarming that only 2 comments could cause this red flagging. This is both libel and really scary because there is a lot of nasty people online that like to shut perfectly good sites down. I would really hate to think that I've pissed someone off by giving away free quilting information so much that they would target me.
I actually didn't even know the red flag was listed until this weekend because I don't use McAfee software - I use AVG. When I called McAfee about the problem, their customer service person couldn't seem to understand why I didn't use their software and kept trying to sell it to me. If anything is a scam - they are!
So that's my explanation for that red flag many people have been emailing or commenting about. I've contacted McAfee again via email about the issue and I do hope it is resolved soon.
In the future, if there is something on my site that doesn't look right or is linking to the wrong place, please feel free to contact me about it.
Thanks for your understanding,