This is typical SEO SCAM – funny enough it came to my inbox just as I was writing another post about Premium WordPress Services – SCAM – before I’ve just block hotmail emails in my inbox.
The original email:
I was looking at your website and realized that despite having a great design; it was not ranking high on any of the search engines (Google, AOL and Bing) for most of the keywords related to your business.
I am affiliated with a SEO company that has helped over 200 businesses achieve first page listing on Google search result page for highly competitive keywords.
If you are interested, then I can send you our past work details, company information and an affordable quotation with the best offer.
Let me know if this of any interest to you.
spf=pass (google.com: domain of email@example.com
designates 188.8.131.52 as permitted sender)
dmarc=pass (p=NONE sp=NONE dis=NONE) header.from=hotmail.com
Email From: Surjit Kumar – firstname.lastname@example.org
Reply To: Surjit Kumar – email@example.com
Now anyone that does understand SEO, would and will know that my site is doing very well on all mentioned search engines. Yet again warning signs should be that there is no link to business website nor portfolio and no business name on email. Despite the scammers can clearly see that I am devops, they still do try it very hard which is a bit annoying, however blocking all emails from hotmail and outlook – Microsoft provider did cut 99% of spam in just seconds.