Dear Scamming Thief …
Thank you so very much for approaching PR companies and using my name (spelt incorrectly) and website details pretending to be me to obtain a high value item on my behalf.
I hope the product is the best one you have ever owned, after all a ‘free’ item is alway great … except it’s not free.
The company it belongs to is now out-of-pocket and for several months the company and their PR team thought I had not completed what I had promised…. In fact they thought I had stolen it since I did not produced the requested work for it.
Your actions damaged my reputation and hard work for the sake of your ‘free’ item.
Maybe you are a blogger, or attempting to be one … its hard isn’t it? hours and hours of networking, writing, editing, content creating and too many hours sat building up your brand and site while the rest of the family sleeps and yet still that illusive company doesn’t come calling …
I know as for 4 years I have been doing this and still there are brands I would love to work with but have never had chance to … while other bloggers have.
Instead of stealing however I work harder, I smile wider and I pat the backs of those around me who have gotten the exclusive opportunity when I have not … I love the community of bloggers that surround me and I love what I do … so should you … it got you a ‘freebie’ off the back of my hard work.
Dear PR Teams
Unfortunately it seems that my identity has been fraudulently used to pitch for products.
Obviously this goes beyond sickening for me, this little piece of the internet is almost like an extension to my family and the thought of someone using my name to obtain anything and companies or brands thinking that this actually might be me makes me furious and sick in equal measure.
The pitch and subsequent theft of the item above I have now reported to the police and an investigation is underway to arrest the underhanded scum that has done this.
If I have worked with you in the past or are even thinking of working with me in the future I urge you to use only the email address on this website and feel free to give me a call at anytime I love nothing more than a chance to natter.
Can I also take this opportunity to ask if you are asking bloggers to review high value items why not get them to scan across some proof of identity? a driving licence, passport and even a household bill so you know they are who they say they are and where they live.
It seems we live in a very cruel world of manipulation and greed and I have no doubt those of us that might pitch to companies or brands or even if approached by PR firms would have no issue providing proof of identity.
Thank you to all my readers that have supported my blog and the companies I have worked with so far but my biggest thanks goes to Action Fraud Team and the Police today for their help and going forward to convict this vile piece of scum.