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Is today "Piss Franklin Off Day"?

Is there a sign somewhere that reads, "Hey criminals and bozos, go piss Franklin off?"

First up on the Criminals and Bozos list: the National Small Business Alliance, who decided they'd give me a telephone call and pitch business credit to me.

Problem is, the solicitation call was a tape recording. In Florida (and many other states), using a recording to make a telephone solicitation call is a crime.

So I had to stop what I was doing, track these criminal bozos down, and file a complaint with the State of Florida. Later this week, I'm going to have to hoof it down to the courthouse and file a small-claims-court suit against them, too. Goddamn bastards.

So then...then...get this. Some jackass sends out a bunch of spam advertising a kiddie porn Web site--and forges my email on the spam! I found out about it only because one of the email addresses he sent the Web address to bounced, and since my email was listed as the "From:" address, the bounce message came to me.

So then I had to stop what I was doing again, track down the IP address of this asshole's kiddie porn site, and spend 45 minutes on the phone reporting it.

Spammers these days are increasingly forging the email addresses of known anti-spam activists on their emails. No doubt they think this is clever--"Tee hee, we'll make it look like an anti-spam activist is sending out spam, how funny!" But it's really, really, really stupid, because if any copies of the spam bounce, the person whose email address was forged gets the bounce notification...and anti-spam activists tend to be really, really good at tracking down the source of emails.

So this yahoo thought he could have a laugh at my expense by forging my email address on a solicitation for kiddie porn, and instead he's getting a nose full of bees. Bastard.

The world really needs to quit fucking with me, because dammit, I fuck back.

Grr.


Comments

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siren_sings
May. 14th, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC)
Fuck Fuck Fuckety Fuck Fuck
The world really needs to quit fucking with me, because dammit, I fuck back.

You make that sound like it's a bad thing!
animatra
May. 15th, 2003 12:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Fuck Fuck Fuckety Fuck Fuck
LOL....After my day I think I need to start FUCKING BACK AS WELL!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
tacit
May. 20th, 2003 05:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Fuck Fuck Fuckety Fuck Fuck
It is aproblem, if the people fucking you don't want to be fucked back...

Of course, you could always argue that if you don't want to be fucked back, you shouldn't be fucking in the first place. ;)
scarlete
May. 14th, 2003 03:03 pm (UTC)
I got 20 emails this morning from the same place with the same message. INSANE! I filtered it so it never gets downloaded though because I don't have the patience to track these people down and it's just another spam by someone else right after that. And I hate that bouncing doesn't work half the time. :/
wilson_lizard
May. 14th, 2003 03:20 pm (UTC)
You are my absolute hero.
(Anonymous)
May. 15th, 2003 11:49 am (UTC)
Bwahahaha! Go get them Franklin!

-Vijay
(Anonymous)
Jun. 26th, 2003 09:55 am (UTC)
NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE
Grr,

What do you really know about the NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE? From your unfounded intentionally slanderous language, my guess is that you got so angry about the call that you just reacted without even trying to find out about us. It is unfortunate that, because of your comments, some very needy companies may pass up an opportunity that would make their lives a lot less stressful.

The NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE'S goal is to help small businesses get their act together by offering services, products and lines of credit at rates usually reserved for much larger companies. Please keep in mind that we’re the good guys.

Regarding the phone call, please be advised that your telephone number is listed as a business telephone number NOT as a consumer’s phone number, accordingly, we are in compliance with the rules and regulations of the State of Florida.

Dennis Mario, Founder, CEO & President
NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE, INC.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 22nd, 2003 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE
Mr. Dennis Mario you have got to be kidding me.

For anyone who needed help evaluating the services that National Small Business Alliance, Inc. Here are a couple of facts that will be useful.

The "credit" they offer is In-house and only good at these two websites:

mycomputerclub.com and pvctravel.com

a side note: You can't even see what products they sell and for what prices until after you sign up and give them money, yeah that seems like a practice a legitimate company would enforce... No wait... No it doesn't.

So I get a phone call from them and they are asking for my business financial info for a service I can't even review before I enroll in it. I don't care about money back guarantees I care about making a sound decision based on the information that I'm given to begin with; and giving a telemarketer your financial info on first contact is ridiculous.

Also they are breaking telemarketing laws, you can see what the state of Colorado is doing right now regarding their breach of law at the following URL:

http://www.aarpelderwatch.org/public/current_news/nocallenf_update0203.html

Slanderous as some jerks might call it, they are corporate criminals with no regard for your rights or the laws that govern business practices, yeah those small businesses sure need a help from people like that.....

Get real, use your own sense of better judgment when confronted with crazy schemes like this from someone you've never talked to before.

- That random guy on the internet that actually bothers to research bad businesses.
(Anonymous)
May. 23rd, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
This Guy is the scammer that needs to be in jail , Him and a so called Robert Williams yet another lil scammer
we are actively looking for these Bozos, He says he in Florida But hes not he is hiding some where like Osama
These Folks are the worst scammers I have seen yet. This guy is very delusional in his ways, but does Provide a good laugh as he has telemarketers in Chula Vista California, o by the way he has no license to do business in California that can be found SO Dennis Please enlighten us all and furnish it like a real business man like you think you are.
His so called numbers don't work or just ring and ring and the others are disconnected( of course changed).
Here Is the new one where they spoof the number illegally on your caller id 714-202-3197 AND 714-202-3195 , Here Is a few new scam numbers from Dennis the menace and Robert the rip off makes ya think of the days where the wood pile would be a good place for these clowns, so Dennis the menace keep hiding you will be found and of to the wood where you belong scam dog
O Dennis you know you are lying and in public we have documented over 15 calls in one day from your so called business in one day, Now that a pro huh Dennis, we all know whats up But don't have a clue.
he is back at it again in 2014 he was gotten rid of in 2004 and now hes back
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