Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First scam and foreign accent syndrome

This morning when I opened my email, I had received this message;


I just want to thank you for your wonderful blog

I read the post "The Anfield Experience pt.2" and then I spent another hour on your blog by reading your posts with pleasure :) Every article is interesting and easy to read.

I work for Jooble company, we aggregate job adverts around the world.

My job is to persuade bloggers to link to our site.

I really love my job! We have a friendly team and good management, but unfortunately I have no idea how to convince a blogger to link to us, I'm afraid I might lose my job because of it :(

And that is why, instead of sending letters to thousands of different blogs, I am reading yours.

Honestly, I am not really sure if the link to our website in United Kingdom -, will be appropriate for your blog, but if you believe it will and you can add it, I would be really grateful to you! Our site is really cool, it can greatly help hundreds of people to find jobs.

I wish you to have a good day and excellent mood! Thanks again for your nice blog. Write more! Thanks!

Logo JoobleBest regards,

Serge Lavange
Account Manager 

Reading the first words was very flattering, but of course it was too good to be true. First of all 'instead of sending letters to thousands of different blogs..' -> yeah right and who even sends or actually uses the word letter. Second if you want me to add a link to your website on my blog, where's my money Serge? And of course after noticing many scams last autumn while looking for a place to stay here in London (read here the story), I needed to google this. The result wasn't shocking as Serge had been sending the same message with changing some bits to other bloggers too.

Serge, I thought you only loved mine.

Some bloggers are debating whether it can be classified as a scam, because it actually doesn't ask for any money just placing the link somewhere. Anyway,s can I call myself a pro blogger now ;)

Another funny, or rather tragicomic is this foreign accent syndrome I came across on YouTube. These are the things that you don't know if you're allowed to laugh at them or not.

I did laugh.

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