Adnan of Blogtrepreneur posted this bit about what appears to be a scam attempt: How To Become a Scammer’s Best Friend in One Day. After reading of what transpired, it’s hard to figure if it actually was a scam attempt or just a way of attracting some attention from a blogger who gets a lot of emails every day. Either way, it prompts some interesting questions.
How are bloggers usually approached for legitimate business deals? Is it always from someone you know? Would you be open to discussing business arrangements with strangers who you meet on the internet? How would you safeguard your own interests?
For those of us who have been blogging for a while now, it’s not entirely uncommon to be approached about doing joint ventures. Often we won’t know the person very well, but sometimes it will come from another blogger we know well. If you’ve been in a situation like this, I’d love to hear your comments and experiences. Let us know if you’ve had a successful business deal come out of internet contact from a stranger.