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Warning. Payment DUE. Content theft.

If you are not reading this on website you should know that this site is stealing content.  Obviously, if we could contact the owner directly we would, but they’re hiding.

Since we know the site owner will be reading this, consider it your first and final warning.  Remove immediately all content stolen from as we take the theft of our content very seriously. 

Also, please remit payment on any and all monetary income for services you’ve recived while using material.  You can contact us at for where to remit immediate payment.

Further, you can continue to use our material on a post by post basis for $35,000 per post. Certified funds should be made payable directly to the author of the post and is due upon your publication. 


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You currently have 20 articles live on your site which brings your current balance due to to $700,000.00 US dollars.  Your payment is past due.

I have documented all contact information and links to and from the site and will hold all parties responsible. 

Benn Rosales

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Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.



  1. Daniel Rothamel, The Real Estate Zebra

    April 23, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    $35K per post! I’m gonna start writing more posts. 😉

    Man, I HATE property theft of any kind.

  2. Benjamin Bach

    April 23, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Benn I can do at least a post an hour at our new rate. Keep up the good fight!

  3. Ben Davis

    April 23, 2008 at 5:16 pm


    That is GREAT. I get ssOOO tired of people taking other peoples stuff and calling it anything more or less than what it is — theft.

  4. ines

    April 23, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    I’m with Daniel – let’s get busy!!

    Theft is Theft – all perpetrators should be punished.

  5. Nick Bostic

    April 23, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Whoops! I’ve been sitting on a few posts now, had I known I could potentially take the rest of the year off, I would have published them sooner! That kind of payout in court should easily take care of some good DMCA lawyers.

  6. Matthew Rathbun

    April 23, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Well, I tell you what… I’ll make a deal with the cattle rustler and write for half of that, if they want to call me directly 🙂 No, on second thought I’d rather Benn give us the link and let us spend a little time writing a few comments on the other blog. Well, is it really a blog if they are swiping content from somewhere else?

    Honestly, why do people insist on doing this stuff? Most of us would be honored to be asked to contribute to a well respected or well intended blog. Not, however, to one that has just got busted and is now $700,000 in debt!

  7. Vicki Moore

    April 24, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    We are so good, we’re worth the risk of flogging and criminal action. Wow!

  8. Genuine Chris Johnson

    April 24, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    DAMN! I’ll stop. So sorry.

  9. Bill Lublin

    April 25, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Matthew – I want the $17,500 you’re leaving on the table
    Benn – Lets get everyone together and go over to their house and steal the front door –

    They copied all they could follow
    but they couldn’t copy my mind
    so I left them sweating and stealing
    a year and a half behind.
    Rudyard Kipling

  10. Jonathan Bailey

    April 25, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that this has happened to you, as someone who has dealt with over 600 cases of plagiarism, I understand well the emotions involved.

    I just wanted to extend an offer to help. If you want, email me the link or links involved and I’ll see what your options are. Most of these cases are trivial to solve, usually just a matter of reaching out to the host in the correct way.

    I’ll help in any way that I can. Just let me know what I can do.

    No matter what you decide, best of luck with this, I hope it works out for the best.

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