by Structured Settlement Watchdog®
Links from common South Korean SEO spammers have been used in an attempt to pump up the readership of the so-called JG Wentworth review page on SSQ, in what appears to be a yet another brandjacking exercise to benefit a source of leads for the Vancouver based Genex Capital and related companies.
David Miller, the CEO of JG Wentworth (JGWPT) will want to consider whether action is warranted over following, that comes on the back of the 77 or so spam links from Hong Kong I reported on last week and the thousands of spam links I reported on in January:
"321 Henderson. JG Wentworth at SSQ Structured Settlement Quotes Inc. offers a marketplace for you to sell your structured settlement, lottery or other annuity payments with the present value of your future payments dependent upon the discount rate" It was tagged "JG"
Anyone who didn't know better might think that 321 Henderson and JG Wentworth were part of SSQ StructuredSettlement-Quotes(dot)com, instead of JGWPT, a classic brand jack. JG Wentworth spends the money on advertising and the "Seoul brothers" are an example of a Black Hat SEO tactic using a big money brand or mark to divert the viewer to a page containing criticism of JG Wentworth and a call to action from and promotion of SSQ, which is connected to Genex Capital.
The aforementioned link appeared on Diphur.com and was bookmarked by two people residing in Seoul South Korea, according to our sources.
While a far cry from the heady days of January when 843 spammy links wree blasted at the Woodbridge Structured Funding "review" page on SSQ, there is a solitary spam link from an IP address in Egypt, according to ahrefs.com.
Whether or not you are a fan of JG Wentworth or Genex Capital, you have to consider whether such tactics are ethical.