As a very long time follower of your work, I searched “Lynn Buess numerology” to see what you might be offering currently. One link I found read “Lynn Buess numerology, How to get a better life with…” This link had a cached page which read “numerologytest.net/lynn-buess-numerology”. I presumed you had “cached” this page and clicked on the link.
The site was identified as “Numerologist.com” which didn’t indicate it was your website, so I checked over the page to see if there was any confirmation that it was your site and found nothing. It offered a section for personal information for a free reading. Without KNOWING who I would be giving my personal info to, I decided to check another more legitimate looking link for you–and there are many–and contact you to confirm it IS one of your sites, and, if not, to alert you that a bogus site is being offered in your name.
I would very much appreciate a confirmation response (I’m very curious about this). Thank you. Josh Miller
Thank you for your long time support, and for sending in your information of concern about this tactic. It is a very timely inquiry. Interestingly, I recently came across this same issue and have contacted Numerologist.com several times by email and phone for an explanation and correction. There has been no reply to any of my messages.
It appears to be a misdirect link using my name to send the viewer to their website where they offered their own software as if it was mine, or that I had something to do with it! I DO NOT. I have found out that other numerologists have the same issue of misdirection with their name and their published books to this website without knowledge of such. It is the same link structure, but uses the various names of other numerologists. It appears that there are dozens, if not hundreds, of these.
I recently had a computer engineer investigating this issue. Numerologytest.net uses a privacy service to protect their owner from public view. The investigator contacted the privacy service to request closure of this misdirect ruse. Numerologytest.net closed down for a week and then came back up again. My investigator used technical descriptions of their actions and filed an abuse complaint. As of this moment numerologytest.net is off of the internet, hopefully permanently.
If they are purposeful, it would seem to be at best unethical and possibly illegal. I would expect Numerologist.com people, at a minimum, to vigorously have them removed. If it was intentional, I would expect some apologies to all of the numerology practitioners who have been misused and suffered possible loss of business as a result of the misdirect.
Since Numerologist.com will not respond to any of my attempts at communication, it is not clear if they are complicit in this misdirection or not.
Your keen observation is appreciated, and serves as a reminder to the adage of buyer beware. It is sad that organizations take this path to gain business. Yours, Lynn