I see this all the time. It's clever but quite annoying. I have received several already this week.
I get an email - you probably have as well - where someone is pretending to get back in touch we me or pretending to provide more information to an earlier email or conversation which never occurred.
This is a great ploy for creating new leads, but that's all it is - a ploy.
I don't respect it, and I don't respond to it. You shouldn't either.
It is clever, but it is unprofessional and does not respect the steps that go into building a normal business relationship - starting with the introduction. It bypasses, or attempts to assume, the introduction and goes right to the next step - thinking we won't notice and that we'll engage them in conversation.
This is their aim. It furthers their agenda but not ours.
There is a word for this - spam.
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