Are You Paying For “Protection” On Your Blog?

It is very common to hear stories in which criminals ask restaurant or shop owners to pay them money for the criminal’s “protection services”. Those who dare not to pay them, usually sorry for that few days after, when they find their business burning in flames.

Well, it seems that this phenomenon is now spreading in the blogosphere, as ShoeMoney, one of my favorite bloggers, received a letter asking him to pay protection money for protecting his Adsense income:

Subject: Alarm
From: “dragon dragon”
Date: Wed, March 7, 2007 1:05 pm
To: jeremy@shoemoney.com
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This is a warning and if you don’t pay attention to it you will suffer from bad turns.
All your income is through Google Adsense and if you do not cooperate with us we will stop this income source. We would like you to pay us the total amount of USD 200 each month. This small amount could be considered as nothing compared to your earnings from Adsense. If you do not pay this amount we will have to close your account by the help of special robots and …! I am not happy to do this but I have to as there is no way out of it and I trust if you were me you would also have to do the same. I am an inventor and I have recently innovated a new design which will be accepted by scientific societies only if I can present a model in advance; and making the model takes money. They will register my new design only after they have checked all aspects of the same. My theory is changing the power into energy. If I succeed many big problems will be solved. All my design specification could be viewed in the following web log:

magnetic-machine.blogspot dot com

The magnets will be bought in installments and the amount you pay is to be paid monthly for the same. After the registration of my design, the entire amount which I received from you will be paid back.

If you collaborate with me, you have helped to the science. And if not, I will have to close your Google AdSense account. I seek your help for the sake of the Science and if you are not prepared to collaborate I will have to close your Google AdSense account

Oh well, at least he promises to pay the money back later.

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7 Responses to Are You Paying For “Protection” On Your Blog?

  1. Arevik says:

    jasminka – Thanks for a great theme. I have a little preolbm I haven’t idea haw to change a header image. Can I get some code, tip I am not at home with code and I woudn’t make a mistake.

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  3. மொத்தமாக கல்வி என்பது அரசின் வசம் மட்டுமே இருக்க வேண்டும். இந்த நாட்டின் குடிமகன்கள் அனைவருக்கும் கல்வி இலவசமாக தரப்பட வேண்டும். ‘இலவச கல்வி’ என்பது நமது பிறப்புரிமை. ஒவ்வொரொ நாடும், அரசும் தன் குடிமக்களுக்கு அளிக்க வேண்டிய உரிமை. ’இலவச கல்வி’ என்பது இறுதி எல்லை என்றபோதிலும் நடைமுறையில் உடனடி தீர்வுக்கான சாத்தியங்கள் என்ன? 1. தனியார் கல்வி நிறுவனங்களின் அநியாய கல்விக்கொள்ளைக்கு எதிராகப் போராடுவது. 2. அரசுப் பள்ளிகளை தரமாக நடத்தப் போராடுவது. இவை இரண்டும் நடைமுறை சாத்தியமானதே.

  4. Oh yeah, Mr. Boogedy! A year or two ago My brother showed me that you could watch the whole thing in sections on youtube. Not sure if it is still up. It is such a part of my childhood. This whole last year while we were house hunting I kept thinking to myself “Time.to.call.a.real.TOR!” but knew no one else would understand it. I haven’t watched hocus pocus for a while either, so maybe that is what we’ll watch this week while we carve some pumpkins 🙂

  5. Chervil is an amazing herb. Mine has self-seeded all over the garden, into the cracks in the patio and into my neighbor’s yard. Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you. Roasted potatos dipped into freshly made mayo with minced chervil is just about as good as it gets.

  6. Alors là en effet révélation! Je ne connaissais pas le philadelphia milka et c’est vraiment un super truc pour faire les glaçages surtout pour une nulle en glaçage comme moi!Pour les gâteaux, je pense que je testerai plus tard en automne car là j’ai plus envie de fruits et de glaces…Bonne rentrée

  7. Oh, we have been to the country several times and barely remember meeting anyone. Thank you for this important fact. Take care now!

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