First digg scam outed? Please help me confirm.

Update: Mulife does an excellent job of explaining exactly how this mess started. In this case it wasn’t a straight up cash for diggs situation, but rather some offers for free service (which were not taken). SuperNova17 did have his account banned, he did do a redirect (a big no-no), and digg did reinstate him after he apologized. That being said, I still have a PR firm that claims they are paying people cash, and the CNET reports are still out there. Clearly this is one of a number of instances and the best thing we can do as a community is to put sunlight on them. best j

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Well, this cost me $100… but it *might* be worth it.

NOTE: I don’t have any of the facts confirmed here yet. I’m looking for verification of these facts from anyone else who got the email, digg, JetNumbers.com Kevin Rose, and SuperNova 17. THIS IN UNCONFIRMED. CONSIDER THIS INFORMATION INCORRECT UNTIL WE ALL GET CONFIRMATION.

I was just told–and I don’t know if this is true yet–that digg’s number five user named SuperNova17 took the offer, was caught by digg, and had his account killed. He later apologized and had his account restated.

SuperNova17 did submit a story bout JetNumbers here:

http://digg.com/tech_deals/JetNumbers_New_Approach_to_Virtual_Telephone_Numbers

The story links to http://elagora.com/numbers.html which redirects to JetNumbers.com.

Note: Do you know anyone doing this on Netscape or Reddit?

Here is the reported email–again, this could all be a scam.

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———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Nathan Schorr <nathan@jetnumbers.com>
Date: Dec 7, 2006 12:15 PM
Subject: Using your ranking on Digg, work with us and get somethng out of it
To: [A TOP DIGG USERS]


My name is Nathan Schorr and I have been recently promoted as the Business Development Manager at JetNumbers Inc. Our company sells virtual telephone numbers. My job is to get people interested in our site, but my problem is that I have not had any success. While searching the web for possible business partners, I started to read about Digg and its popularity…that’s where you come into play. <!– D(["mb","

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Given the fact that you are the number 8 user at the website, I am contacting you to see if I can somehow recruit you to start getting the word out about our service.

Please check us out, see what you think and get back to me.

Regards,

Nathan Schorr

Business Development Manager

JetNumbers Inc.

www –dot- jetnumbers –dot- com

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Also, another digg user has the JetNumbers story as their #1. Odd story to have as your number one huh?

… and here is who dugg the story. We don’t know who out of these group were paid and who just decided to vote for it based on merit.