This morning I ran across this story at Blogging Pro about a scumbag editor who attempted to extort funds from the site owner of Shoemoney.com for his already existing listing at DMOZ. Read this snippet:
A while back I got a email from a guy claiming to be a DMOZ editor saying that I had to pay him $5,000.00 or he would have my site: shoemoney.com removed from the dmoz.
I thought nothing of it … then today I got a email from him saying it was removed and I might want to rethink not paying him. I thought I would check just for grins.
It was removed … WOW
You know, I had have the hardest time getting my listings moved to the correct categories. I am tempted to just remove them altogether. That’s a despicable act, and I’ve heard rumors of that sort of thing going on for years, but this is the first time I’ve actually seen it in “print.”