Well, I’ve finally lost it. My entry awhile back on the whole “Save Karyn” website seems to have become a favorite spot for the various rip-off imitators to advertise their own give-me-money websites so I’m putting an end to it right now.
Consider this Public Notice: I will modify ANY comments posted to my site that contain a link to a cyber-begging web page so that any and all links referencing said site will either be deleted or pointed at a legitimate charity worthy of support such as the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association or something similar of my own choosing. So if you’ve come here hoping to add your site to the growing list of imitators in my comments you may as well not bother because I’ll just change it to something else within a few hours anyway.
The final straw was when I noticed that the last two replies to that entry came from someone at the same IP address who used a fake email address in both cases. If they hadn’t mocked my annoyance at this whole sad affair I probably wouldn’t have taken the time to investigate and discover that a lot of these “save my pathetic dumb ass” websites appear to be nothing more than greedy assholes trying to cash in on other people’s sympathy. Karyn is legit enough, if somewhat of a dumb-ass herself, but some of these other sites I’ve been seeing pop up are often registered to the same group or individual and these people just seem to spend their time making the rounds of various blogs promoting their scams through shallow ads in the comments sections. Well I’ve got two words for you folks out there making money with this deception: FUCK OFF. You manipulative bastards are part of why legitimate charities and people who really COULD use the help end up losing out. Grow the fuck up and get a job like the rest of us.