Plagiarism In Advertising: Kathryn Harper's Back Link Spam for

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Plagiarism in advertising: Kathryn Harper's Back Link Spam for mike in tucson, mortgage lender

  1. mike in tucson, mortgage lenderKathryn Harper most likely is not her real name.  English certainly is not her mother tongue. (Read the comment above.  Do it slowly, and read out loud.)
  2. ...and although she's spamming for a website that offers "top quality writing service," the spammer's comment on my blog gets a grade of "F" for the following:
  • content,
  • sentence structure,
  • grammatical coherency and
  • verb construction.


What's the plural of Thesis? mike in tucson, mortgage lenderI went to the website by clicking the live link in the spam comment.  Since the spammer has poor English writing skills, I wanted to see about the website itself.  I found what I expected. provides THESISES.  Really?!!  Three syllables?  Theses is the plural of thesis, and has only two syllables.

Two years before I was born, George Orwell wrote an essay titled "Politics and the English Language."  It's become a classic.  Orwell's essay posits that "the English language is in a bad way."  That was 1946.  Imagine what he would think today.

Conclusion:  If you're intent on getting a good grade, don't hire Essays Service!

Think about it.  If you're looking for help writing an essay or a term paper for your class, you're doing for one of two reasons.  Either it's because you don't have the best writing skills, or it's because your time constraints pretty tight. 

Either way, it stands to reason that you want a good grade for your paper.  Am I right? 

Okay, then.  You wouldn't want to pay anyone at to help you.  No matter how bad your writing skills, I expect you'll get a better grade on your own than you will with these spamming idiots!


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson Mortgage Lender.

NMLS #223495

SUNSTREET MORTGAGE llc ~ Correspondent Mortgage Bank
Offices (AZ) Mesa, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Nogales, and Albuquerque, NM.


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Dylan Snyder
Snyder Group/Illustrated Properties - Jupiter, FL
Palm Beach County Real Estate

I can't stand improper grammar. It makes someone who's actually very successful seem unintelligent. My advice would be to PROOF anything and everything going out with your name attached. Even the best assistant can make an error that will cost you business.

Dec 09, 2010 03:03 PM #36
Alex Morris - Austin Real Estate Agent
Austin, TX

If it was in a bad way back then, it has officially died by now.  So sad to see, and read.  Oh, the good old days.  It truly saddens me.

Dec 09, 2010 03:59 PM #37
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

lol @ Lenn...yup...they guaranteed that. Surely everyone will notice it's their "original' content lol

Dec 09, 2010 04:16 PM #39
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Mike, I usually just chuckle and hit 'report' when I get these offers. The grammer is atrocious, and the comments nonsensical. Glad to see you took it a step further, and sent out all those links. When someone Google's, your post should appear! Poetic justice, I'd say.

Dec 09, 2010 04:59 PM #40
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Not really a fan of spam either. . but the most they get from me is a delete click. . 

Dec 09, 2010 10:01 PM #41
Amanda Simpson
Keller Williams Realty - Fayetteville, NC

Thank you for doing something about this person's nonsense.  Sometimes you just gotta fight back.

Dec 09, 2010 10:12 PM #42
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass

I have not gotten this particular spam. But I did get one that promised they could help you to get a master's degree by writing a dissertation on my Hopkinton Doughboy Statue.

Dec 09, 2010 11:38 PM #43
Rossman Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL


You don't get it.

It is most likely a sites owner from India or Pakistan who use Xrumer or Scrapebox to insert thousands of reply to posts with a link in there as their site or affiliate. They just build backlinks for better PR.

Those response even use token to spin sentences, making nonsense replies. It's just for backlinks.

Once you spot those, you may just get them into your spam box...

Dec 10, 2010 12:02 AM #44
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I dislike SPAM. However, there are people that will buy from them. I simply report SPAM to AR to receive my 10 points.

Dec 10, 2010 12:42 AM #45
Joshua Jarvis
Virtual Properties - Atlanta Real Estate - Duluth, GA
Moving Families Forward.

Apparently you let


Your paper got your down.


At least it's easy to spot, I bet they'll want to talk to you about marketing.  A spammer hits your blog and you write a blogpost about it. For them, it's a huge win, they just wanted the backlinks.

Dec 10, 2010 12:59 AM #46
Jason Channell
Diadem Property Inspections - Serving Southeast Michigan - Troy, MI
The House Sleuth

Great post! In my past business life, I have been a technical writer, editor, and a proofreader (maybe I should say "proof reader" to keep things consistent). Nothing says "File 13" or "delete key" louder than this kind of language abuse.

Dec 10, 2010 02:33 AM #47
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I've been in process of reporting a lot of this.  I think so far, I've gotten over 2000 pts and maybe as high as 4,000 pts.  I need to check the #'s.  can't believe how much spam they have on here.  I've been doing searches so the process is very quick.

Dec 10, 2010 09:03 PM #48
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mike, I think the commenters should not be advertising them or their services on our blog post!     It just seems wrong!

Dec 11, 2010 07:48 AM #49
Debbie Konter-Danville/Avon IN
FC Tucker - Avon, IN
Avon Indiana Agent

Mike, Thanks for bringing this top of mind...who let these people in the Rain? Someone please take them out because I'm tired of receiving their comments.


Dec 11, 2010 01:21 PM #50
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

These guys have been bugging me too & include bad grammar.  I just reported them for the 10 points.

Dec 14, 2010 05:40 AM #51
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Mike - we get so much spam each day and I am surprised you checked this one out. I keep getting spam saying it is from the FBI, so I have started forwarding it to the REAL FBI to let them take care of it.

Dec 15, 2010 07:07 AM #52
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Mike, you're making me feel sad - I must not be very popular.  I've only had one spammer for UGH (yes, spelled that way instead of UGG) boots.  Like you, I'm sure it was a VERY legitimate direct contact from the Australian company. 

I guess I need to get more AR points so I can get more spam, like you, LOL. 

Hope your day is going well.

Dec 16, 2010 03:52 AM #53
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People

I get the same crud - it seems that Cheating is being outsourced too...and on sale! LOL

Dec 16, 2010 11:07 AM #54
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


It would be nice, if these people spoke English, but then again, the ones who do, still produce "junk".


Apr 03, 2011 03:43 AM #55
Beverly Femia
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Hampstead, NC
Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are

Not much has been said about folks in such poor shape, linguistically speaking, they actually use this service so clearly lacking anything worth purchasing.  Very sad!   

Oct 16, 2011 03:37 AM #56
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