Fake online personas troll for law firm clients

by Walter Olson on August 7, 2014

It did come across as curious when the Facebook acquaintance only seemed to be interested in side effects of medications and whether I had suffered death or injury in an accident. What kind of icebreaker is that? Daniel Fisher at Forbes investigates and finds traces of marketing efforts on behalf of the firm of Parker Waichman. Under New York rules for lawyers, law firm advertising is supposed to be clearly marked as such, nor are its contents supposed to be false or misleading.

P.S. From commenter wfjag: “She wanted to know if I’d died or was suffering a lingering fatal condition. Especial interest in effects on The Brain. No pictures of faces and no information on family lives. I thought I’d finally found Zombie Dating.”

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1 wfjag 08.07.14 at 8:35 am

She wanted to know if I’d died or was suffering a lingering fatal condition. Especial interest in effects on The Brain. No pictures of faces and no information on family lives. I thought I’d finally found Zombie Dating.

2 Walter Olson 08.07.14 at 7:21 pm

I think that’s the funniest comment of the week. Thanks.

3 crossesq 08.08.14 at 9:36 am

This is horrible. They’re also on twitter
https://twitter.com/TamaraRReyes
https://twitter.com/Nicole_Harris88
https://twitter.com/RachelSWright

and
http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic11412.html

If you keep digging how many fake bodies turn up?

4 wfjag 08.08.14 at 1:42 pm

“If you keep digging how many fake bodies turn up?”

More and more and more. That’s because, crossesq, they’re coming to get you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSpvvCK609c

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