On 11th February 2014 I posted an article about David Pollard whom I had spotted trading as a factoring broker – Milestone Funding out of Chesterfield and whose previous companies had been wound up in the public interest by the High Court for poor business practices following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.
A couple of weeks later the blog was visited by someone using the IP address 126.96.36.199 which resolved to an IP address in Chesterfield and this person visited the blog on a further 12 occasions seemingly only interested in the post about David Pollard and Milestone Funding and ignoring anything else on the blog
Shortly after that I started to get inundated with telephone calls from a variety of companies claiming that I had been on their website enquiring about telephone systems / PPI claims / water coolers and dozens of other things. Fortunately or unfortunately the bulk of the calls came in whilst I was in Spain on vacation and it was left to my colleague to fend off these callers.
Most of us grew out of childish tricks like that with puberty but obviously some people are just plain immature. They also don’t know much about the internet either otherwise they would know that every time you make an enquiry on a website it logs your IP address.
I’m sure that most people who have read down this far will have an inkling of what that IP address might be. Yes, it’s the very same 188.8.131.52 from Chesterfield that was so interested in my blog posts about Mr Pollard and his Chesterfield based company Milestone Funding.
Co-incidence? I’ll leave you to decide