Over the last 24 hours, I’ve been getting a lot of spam comments on the blog promoting self-publishing scams and writing-oriented "Get Rich Quick Schemes"… as well as some fradulent comments under my own name. I’ve deleted them all.
My guess is that its a coordinated, and utterly pointless, campaign by one of the scammers I’ve been trashing here. If nothing else, it certainly reveals the infantile character, limited intellect, and pitiful desperation of the conmen behind these swindles. Don’t be surprised if you see more spam and fake comments over the coming days…it’s how they try to silence and bully their critics, but it won’t work with me.
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It could easily be Publishamerica. Completely in character for them and their supporters.
Greetings, Mr. Goldberg,
Forgive me for contacting you in this most unrthodx mannner. I am a former Nigerian general who is now in charge of PublishNigeria, a bold, innovative pubishling startup. Unfortunate, the government of Prine Mubato has seized all our operating capital, exccpt for an account in with a Swiss finnancil institution. I am seeking an American partner with only a simple checking account to helpme liverate our funds and continue our operations.
I have been told that you are not only a trustworthy indicidual, but that you may be off assistance in promoting out new venture. Perfhpas you would be interested in managing our new line of hurt/comfort slashfic based on HBO’s THE WIRE.
General Dougals Mol, Ret.
It’s the logical progression from Publishbrittanica and icelandia both very much real.
That’s great! Please tell me you’re a comedy writer.
I can be. You hiring?
“Perfhpas you would be interested in managing our new line of hurt/comfort slashfic based on HBO’s THE WIRE.”
I’m about to have to stop eating myself. I’m afriad I can’t pay much….