Work-at-Home Spam, Scam or both?

Check out this wonderful story from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, wherein a dupe robocalls a reporter for the paper. The consumer watchdog reporter -- aka "The Whistleblower." Oops.

From the story:
  • The product he was pitching was something called an “extractor.” It has nothing to do with your teeth. “What it does, is it extracts phone numbers and emails from businesses off the Internet,” he said.
  • Kitchen paid $249 for the extractor, and he’ll get a cut of any new extractor business he steers to Bayne.
  • [Kitchen] he hasn’t made any money yet, but he’s just getting started.
  • So far, Kitchen said, his phone blasts have resulted in one callback. [The reporter's.]
To recap: Guy buys a $250 program to allow him to harvest email addresses and phone numbers from the internet. He illegally robocalls various phone numbers, including the reporter's number. The only response he's received from his phone spam was....a call back from the reporter.

Might be time to consider a new line of work, Rodney Kitchen.


  1. There's a dentist named Nathan Kitchen in Mesa, Arizona but he's the only Kitchen I could find there.

    Maybe Rodney, when pressed for a name, faked his last name with his current location?


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