Musings on Photography

Scams

Posted in web issues by Paul Butzi on December 15, 2009

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Twice, now, I’ve gotten what appear to be fraudulent offers to write a ‘guest’ post for this blog.

The first one, I just declined politely. Nothing to indicate it was some sort of scam. Two links to articles as ‘examples’ of the writing. Neither article seemed even remotely appropriate to this blog.

The second one, though, came from a different email address, used a different name, but used one of the same articles as an example. Hmm.

All three articles where on the same website. The website purports to be a search engine for finding photography schools.

I’ve no idea of what the scam is. It might be as simple as someone trying to drive traffic to this site; it might be as nefarious trying to drive traffic to a site that hosts some malicious crud. Whatever it is, it’s darn weird.

Bleh. If you have a photo blog, watch out for scams, I guess. There’s not a lot to a blog like this one, but apparently it’s enough to attract the attention of less than honest people.

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  1. Chris Klug said, on December 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I just wanted to mention that of late in your work (maybe all the time and I just haven’t been paying enough attention) there is a subtle use of color that I really appreciate and enjoy. Thanks for these images.

  2. cm photography said, on December 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    yeah, They might be automated e-mails. some of these automated stuff are obviously fake, and it makes me wonder who would be stupid enough to post that garbage. Watch out for it.

  3. Jim Worrall said, on December 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I’ve encountered all sorts of “offers”.
    You always need to keep in mind that “if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is”

    😉


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