Curiouser and curiouser…
In the space of five minutes yesterday Hector Schmidt left four comments either supporting these scams or putting down other commenters.
At 12.58 on More Fax Spam…
Not one person mentions the countless positive pages online. Just a bunch of individuals that are complaining about receiving an advertisment. No one who actually has a problem with the service, just problems with receiving a fax. This product has worked wonders for me. This site is a bunch of bloody rubbish.
then 1pm on the same post…
And why is it a hoax?. Because lots of people received it? Makes no sense what you folks say. You all sound like a bunch of whining teenagers. Grow up. If you don’t want the service, don’t respond.
then 1.02pm on World Business Guide – another fax spam directory scam…
And why is this a scam?????
and finally at 1.03om on More on the Who’s Who fax spam
YOu souns like a rocket scientist michele.
(Michele had offered the opinion that these types of organisations were trying to trick people into paying for information that’s already freely available, that these people often use fake names and that trying to opt-out may put you on another list).
All good – I want your views
Which is great – I encourage the sharing of opinions on this site. And given the number of people who’ve been vocal in their condemnation of these types of ‘offers’ it’s good to see some different perspectives.
In fact at the end of last year I spent quite a bit of time following up with Shane Mundy who’d signed up for one of these deals to present his side of this debate.
I can’t help wondering though
What made me curious about the recent dash of comments were the similarities between Hector and Brian Green, who was a regular commenter on this site over the course of a week in late December 2010 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), commenting on most of the same posts with similar opinions and tone.
A quick lookup of the IP addresses from which the comments were left shows them both to be from the same Internet Service Provider. Now I know that this ISP probably has thousands of customers but still, I can’t help wondering if Brian and Hector work from the same location/for the same organisation or are indeed the same person?
Again, I’d love to hear comments on this from readers, particularly Hector or Brian.