I have finally hit the big time. Bet'cha all didn't realize that "Brant Flakes" was prime blog real estate, did ya?! Yeah...me either. But just take a look at this new phishing scheme below. No, I'm in no way associated with "Sandra" or this scam (and I've sent the scammers an email saying as much), but if any of you get a message like this, please just delete it.
Many thanks to the friend who alerted me to this bogusness (reaching back to my '80s roots for that word, thank you very much :), and be assured that I will NEVER sell adverstising on my blog or have some "company" contact you on my behalf to sell you anything. I will, however, openly mock such foolishness:
Date: October 17, 2010 8:36:34 AM MDT
Subject: Placing advertisements on marilynbrant.blogspot.com
We, in Ontime-Ads, are glad to offer you payment on behalf of one of our clients for the publication of a small advertisement on marilynbrant.blogspot.com.
We would like to inform you that we are using a few advertising methods according to the selected website.
While reviewing your website I thought of a great way to advertise on marilynbrant.blogspot.com so it will fit it perfectly.
For full details please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you have other websites which I can review for advertising please send me their URLs as well.
Aside from laughing, the only thing I can say about it is, "Wow. I am WAY more popular than I ever thought..." LOL.
BTW, Tech Review - TruXter got the same phishing message this summer, too, so I'm hardly the first.
Anyway, on to more fun news: I'll be blogging tomorrow (Monday the 18th) on Borders True Romance and giving away a copy of Friday Mornings at Nine!! Even if you already have the book, I hope a few of you will join me. It's my first time on Borders ;).
And I'd love to know what's going on with you all this week. Reading anything good? Looking forward to some fun TV shows? Any pre-Halloween festivities in the works? I just finished reading Cattitude by Edie Ramer and LOVED it!! And I'm gearing up for Halloween by window shopping for my candy. (I don't dare actually buy it yet or it'll be all gone by the 31st...really.) Trying to decide if I should go with Snickers miniatures, Almond Joys or the ever-popular Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Do you all already know what candy you're going to give out?!