In a never-ending battle to stunt the efforts of wedding marketing scammers, I pass on this message from Alan Dodson, Producer, Tri-Cities Bridal Show (Tennessee). Alan recently sent this email, and I wanted to share the situation for wider awareness.
“Attention Current and Former Exhibitors,
The Email below, sent by Phillip Brunelle is an UNAUTHORIZED use of email addresses harvested from the Tri Cities Bridal Show website.
The website TyingTheKnott is not associated in any manner with the Tri Cities Bridal Show and he is certainly NOT a coordinator or connected with our shows in any way.
I will be taking legal action against him for fraud and misrepresentation. He is apparently a photographer in the Boston, MA area.
I would not want to be associated with an unscrupulous, bottom feeding, scumbag that resorts to blatant trickery, lying and we would encourage you to report him to yahoo.com who hosts his website and his email servers.
Send your complaints to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org and to the Yahoo Technical contact at email@example.com
The more people that report him will help show yahoo that this is just wrong and that they should shut down his site. I am sorry if this has inconvenienced you in any manner. It would be wise to mark firstname.lastname@example.org as a JUNK MAIL sender.
All legitimate messages from the Tri Cities Bridal show originate from our tricitiesbridalshow.com domain or our Mail Chimp Server account.
Let me know if I can assist you in any way.
Alan Dodson, Owner/Producer
Tri Cities Bridal Show
Alan’s message was, in response to the email shown below.
“Hello. As a coordinator of the 2011 & 2012 Tri-Cities Bridal Shows, I just wanted to let you know about a brand new website that we launched this week that’s specifically for connecting wedding professionals with brides & grooms… it’s the first ever social networking wedding website, and it’s completely FREE to join. http://www.TyingTheKnott.com
As a wedding professional this is a good opportunity for you to advertise your business, services and products completely free, and a good way to connect with brides in your area without having to pay a penny… ever!! Check it out online now at http://www.TyingTheKnott.com
This offer is being extended to all of our Tri-Cities Wedding Vendors & we certainly hope that you will check out this new website and join absolutely free – it’s a great opportunity to network with other wedding professionals, share your knowledge on your expertise, and best of all, to connect with brides and grooms planning their weddings!
Creator & Owner of
NEWS ANALYSIS AND OPINION: This kind of jive is confusing to wedding businesses and generally unacceptable. It’s important to be on-the-lookout for questionable offers, and share the information with your peers.
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