strange email about footer

Latest Reply from Alice at 2013-07-25 09:07:38 Solution
Hi, i received a email from about delete links to from author footer on theme: So I don't know- Can I do it? it is under license ok?
Please help

original letter:

2013/7/23 Alan Smith <>
A Request For Your immediate attention & co-operation.

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013 02:12:17 PM

Dear Jan Slavik Univerzita J.E.Purkyne (UJEP):

We have recently confirmed that an ex employee/contractor we hired to help promote our website made use of a variety of questionable techniques to secure links to our website. These links were placed purely for SEO purposes, with the intention of manipulating search rankings. Naturally, Google discovered and condemned these links as well as their source of origin.

Unfortunately Google also confirmed that a number of these links originate from your site, with negative implications for both our sites – despite not being aware of this issue.

The presence of these links is harmful to our site's good standing with search engines. Retaining them is not an option as it harms both our reputation with the Google search engine.

We would ask that you please remove any links on your site that link to These are usually found at the footer or on the right sidebar of your wordpress theme in the credits section. If you cannot remove the links, we kindly ask you to change the theme since there are so many free themes online.

So far as we are aware, there are (or have been) links at these URLs:

We would greatly appreciate your help with resolving this problem. We will be made aware if you comply and we will report our update along with the status of this request to Google. Kindly appreciate that Quasar Limited is regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (EU) as a professional online casino, we therefore reserve the right to inform the relevant authorities of the result of this issue and if/how it was resolved.

You are kindly requested to let us know once the links to have been removed either by return email, or using the link below.

If you need any more information from us, please email me and I will be happy to assist you. You may verify who we are by simply logging onto our website and reviewing our seals and license numbers on our website.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you and do appreciate your co-operation on this matter.


Alan Smith Quasargaming Abuse Deparment

The following url will allow you to let us know that the links were removed. This url is provided only for ease of use. If you are not comfortable with clicking a link please email us back and let us know it is done.

If you believe this email has come to you in error please click the link above and report it.

To remove the links in the footer you have to purchase a theme, but if you don't want to do it, we can suggest you another way how to remove this link, but please,contact us via

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