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Old 12-07-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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Claims to be "one of the nationís premier book publicity agencies."

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Old 12-07-2012, 05:02 AM   #2
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
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I first saw it on Facebook today. Jeez Louise!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:49 AM   #4
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Oh dear. This is going to be a doozy.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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This aught to get fun.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #6
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A nice test of that old saying about bad publicity....
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:16 AM   #7
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Idiots like these remind me of the fake New Age healers I've had the pleasure of exposing. They just don't realize that, thanks to the mighty Google, many phoney claims are very easy to investigate and debunk.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:04 AM   #8
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Chuck Wendig also made a mention of this.

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012...ncy-deception/
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:08 AM   #9
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There's nothing one can trust on a website anymore... Everything has to be checked in outside objective sources. What makes me wonder is indeed, why would they do something like this in the age where everyone and their uncle googles themselves/their friends/their beloved authors and then has countless ways of spreading the word of a scam.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:31 AM   #10
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I got a comment on my post today: apparently, Albee ripped off much of the content from his website from another (legitimate) PR firm, and also falsely claimed that he'd worked for this firm for 10 years. Apparently many of the testimonials he used were real ones stolen from the real PR firm's site, with fictitious authors' names attached.

Unbelievable. I mean, how dumb can you be?

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:15 AM   #11
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What makes me wonder is indeed, why would they do something like this in the age where everyone and their uncle googles themselves/their friends/their beloved authors and then has countless ways of spreading the word of a scam.
Because there's always someone out there who doesn't.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #12
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After being hastily purged and trimmed, the Testimonials page has vanished entirely. And the footer of the front page reads:

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:53 PM   #13
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Given that some of the authors dispute making the statements at all, I wonder how they could be from another agency?
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Given that some of the authors dispute making the statements at all, I wonder how they could be from another agency?
...because they apparently changed the names. So the quoted part would be real (as in it came from somewhere), but another person said it about another place.
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Apparently now operating as Magnus Publicity.

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Here's the site that brought my attention to it http://www.thomaswictor.com/my-two-f...con-artists-2/
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Late to the party, but I find the fake testimonial from Chuck Wendig to be particularly hilarious. Someone who's visited his blog even once is going to know that's not him talking -- he has a very distinctive voice, and that ain't it.
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