We’ve been getting some spam emails from someone purporting to be Diego Norte offering us exciting notes to post on our blog. These notes include tips on how to cheat on your taxes and how to lure children into vans (I didn’t read the entire thing, so I can’t confirm that that’s in there.) I’m sure you, as an Internet Professional, have brushed up against this character.
“Diego Norte” is a fake name. The picture on the web site is not him, it is also fake. The person is actually:
James D. Brausch
He also operates weightlossdude.com if you want to see what he looks like.
Basically he tries to get people to post spam for him where it does not belong. Don’t fall for it. And if you have or know someone who has, be sure to post it on all the “rip off” web sites and BBB.
More information about James Brausch:
Why am I posting this? Because we’ve seen an increase in fake “grassroots” news sent to our tips box and this is one of the most egregious offenders. Although HTC apologized for their slip-up, PR folks are discovering that by emailing “Hey! I saw this hawt link on the MySpace http://www.mycrappycompany.com” they can convince someone out there to give them some bits. There’s enough noise out there without guys like this making our inboxes a toilet.
UPDATE – There’s a lot of he said/she said going on in comments. I’ll leave them open for now but I’m basically trying to say that Diego Norte – who is believed to be this Brausch guy – needs to stop spamming.