Yikes! Andy Beal Was Hijacked Over the Weekend

Yikes! Andy Beal Was Hijacked Over the Weekend

There are a whole host of good reasons for monitoring your online reputation. Add to the list: identity jacking.

It happened to me just this past weekend! Take a look at this review “I” wrote:

Looks pretty convincing right? Except, I never left that review.

Unfortunately, all it takes is to know the email I use when commenting and, if the host pulls avatars from a service such as Gravatar, you can convince the world that even Andy Beal loves your crappy affiliate network.

So, if you have any kind of online presence. If you’ve built a reputation as an expert in your niche. Be sure to monitor for brandjacking and abuse of your name. Fortunately for me, I was able to jump on this quickly and the review site took down the review and blocked further reviews from my email.

ByAndy Beal

Andy Beal is The Original Online Reputation Expert™. A bestselling author of two critically-acclaimed reputation management books, a keynote speaker at dozens of events, and brand consultant experience with thousands of individuals and companies.

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