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Dan Bloom

There was a series of messages left on my blogs, and emailed to me, on Saturday, and I thought I would share them today:

Ben
fascinating posts on the Beah story and the Chaon replies and the reporter's misquots.the book i want to talk to you offline email about is going to be a huge bestseller in USa and OZ in 2009, huge huge huge, but it is very likely faked.....i have tried to tell some reproters in the USA about this, but they all say NOT interested. Not interested until the story breaks , that is. HAHA....lazy bums....they don't want to break it...and when I write polite letters to the publisher, editor and agent of the book, NO REPLIES at all, not even eff off, they just ignore my polite emails trying to warn them they might be over their heads on this one.....What to dO? that is my quandry? Be quiet and let it pass? Or, like a true truth seeker, seek out the truth? (he says with a smile)

He also being a writer too and loving the publishing industry for what it is and isn;t

email me do


The above is, perhaps, the only email where detail is given. I'm half torn on if it's an amazing bit of spam, or not, since it came off this post, where I talked about the supposed Beah fake. But of course, this was not the only one. There was this:

ben

i am reeserach a new hoax book, not pubbed yet in NYC, but soon, and i need your help in chatting with you. can you email me at danbloom At gmail DOT com

thanks

Danny
Tufts 1971

this story is even MORE amazing than the BEAH story...and when the hoax is revealed it will make world headlines. trust me...do email me sir


And this:

ben

i am reeserach a new hoax book, not pubbed yet in NYC, but soon, and i need your help in chatting with you. can you email me at danbloom At gmail DOT com

thanks

Danny
Tufts 1971

this story is even MORE amazing than the BEAH story...and when the hoax is revealed it will make world headlines. trust me...do email me sir


Yes, I did get it twice. I got it a third time, actually, but I'll spare you the repeat, because there was this, which had a slight alteration:

not sure if you wnt to do this Ben, are you in Australia, not sure, but this book i told yuou about it will come to Oz too....it is about a Holocaust memoir that is very likely embellished beyond belief.....email me yes

ben

i am reeserach a new hoax book, not pubbed yet in NYC, but soon, and i need your help in chatting with you. can you email me at danbloom At gmail DOT com

thanks

Danny
Tufts 1971

this story is even MORE amazing than the BEAH story...and when the hoax is revealed it will make world headlines. trust me...do email me sir


After those I also got emails, a pair of them, one that said:

> ben
>
> i am reeserach a new hoax book, not pubbed yet in NYC, but soon, and i
> need your help in chatting with you. can you email me at danbloom At
> gmail DOT com
>
> thanks
>
> Danny
> Tufts 1971
>
> this story is even MORE amazing than the BEAH story...and when the
> hoax is revealed it will make world headlines. trust me...do email me
> sir
>


And another that sent me the link to the New York Times piece on the fraud around the Margaret B. Jones book, Love and Consequences.

At any rate, I'm torn over if I think this is new, smarter bot spam, though the Times piece seems to suggest not; if it's not then, Dan, you're slightly cracked, mate. There is perhaps a reason why mainstream media outlets don't want to touch you, and why you're here, talking to a nobody like me. But I do like giving cracked dudes a bit of a voice, so if you leave details on what this literary fake is in the comments, then I'll post it here for everyone to see. Don't email me and ask to chat privately, cause it isn't going to happen, and at any rate, there's really nothing I can do for you outside using this blog post if it's true or not.

But anyhow, lets here it now.

(crossposted)

Comments

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ataxi
Dec. 15th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Oh, you know, just to kill him or scare the living shite out of him. The stalker could subtitle the VHS footage with pseudospam references to Ben's ten most controversial posts.

(Maybe I'm getting inside this person's head a little too easily ...)
benpeek
Dec. 15th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
*begins looking for the button to ban ip addresses*