Staid Publisher Elsevier Resorts to Comment Spamming – But Why?
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Elsevier Publishing, the noted – and acclaimed – publisher of science and health books, has resorted to comment spamming on blogs, pushing their Elsevier Direct and Syngress divisions at ElsevierDirect.com.

We know, because their employee, Julissa Torres, spammed the Internet Patrol today. Why Ms. Torres thought that people reading about the Motion Picture Association being accused of hacking would care about a sale of IT books by Elsevier’s Syngress division is beyond us.


This is a disturbing new trend. We all know about otherwise legitimate companies that decide to send email to their old lists of customers – and we may or may not agree that is spam. But having an employee troll the internet and seek out blogs, and post advertisements for your business as a comment is clearly spam.

And a trend it is. In the past few months we have caught Vonage comment spamming and a big time law firm comment spamming, and that’s just here at the Internet Patrol. Who knows who and where else this is going on!

Here’s the latest, from Elsevier – as with any spammer, we must now put them in the category of “don’t ever buy anything from them ever again“.

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A new comment on the post #1339 “Motion Picture Association (MPAA) Accused of Hacking – Hires exTorrentSpy Employee Robert Anderson to Break Into TorrentSpy Servers” is waiting for your approval at https://www.theinternetpatrol.com/motion-picture-association-mpaa-accused-of-hacking

Author : Julissa Torres (IP: 63.125.147.253 , mindseye.mdconsult.com)
E-mail : J.torres@elsevier.com
URL : http://www.elsevierdirect.com

Comment:
My name is Julissa Torres, and I’m with Syngress Publishing — we’ve been a leading publisher of high-quality reference books for IT professionals for over 10 years.

 

We’ve recently launched a special user-group only 50% off sale and I would like to pass this information along to your members. This special sale includes recently published books!

If you would like to see more information about the books that we publish, please visit www.elsevierdirect.com/syngress.

If you could point me in the right direction of a person I can contact about your membership, it would be greatly appreciated. I can supply an email that explains our special sale that can be easily forwarded.

I appreciate your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Julissa Torres
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Julissa Torres
Marketing Coordinator
j.torres@elsevier.com

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