I received a call from a friend of mine (Tom) who happens to be an attorney in Albany NY. He told me about a strange call he got from someone who was apparently from Outrank.com. As I understand it, the guy was getting upset about the fact that Tom had pocket-dialed him and was then threatening legal action because of it. Of course Tom then informed him that he was speaking with an attorney, and he quickly backed away from this approach.
Anyway, the strangeness of the interaction caused Tom to ring me both to share a laugh and to see if I knew anything about this Outrank.com company. I did not but did some digging. It didn’t take long until I’d found some red flags. A simple Google search for “outrank.com scam” produced about 25,000 interesting results.
It seems that this company has also done business under the “Clicksmart” name as well as “Profit Fuel” so if you don’t find enough for “Outrank.com” try those. Here are some of the highlights: