Lonslo Tossov, ex-KGB, is a reknowned business executive who lends his talents to the Foreign Office, on whose behalf he has gone undercover many times.
Recent exploits include SOCIAL ENGINEERING and LAST-MINUTE WITHDRAWAL, but his work with the Foreign Office dates back to classic exploits such as A REAL CHARLIE, THE SCAMMISH ARMADA , UNITED WE LAUGH, HOW THE WEST WAS WON.
Here he takes on a practitioner of the Scam Publishing format:
Sham journals scam authors (article in Nature)
This is similar to the Scam Conference format - you're invited to an imaginary conference - or possibly an impersonated real conference - you pay registration fees, you've been scammed.This is a source of real concern in the academic world.
BOGUS SCIENCE PUBLISHER
LONSLO TOSSOV - Foreign Office agent and dedicated researcher
TUSHIE MESHUGANAH - intrepid colleague
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You can easily figure out who they're impersonating - the (bogus) version of the web site seems to have been taken down.
With a side note to the gentle reader
BELOW IS THE ORIGINAL LETTER _ I TRUST THAT YOU CAN BE SENSIBLE ENOUGH TO LOCATE THE REST IN YOUR PECULIAR FILING SYSTEM_AS FOR THE DOCUMENT SUBMITTED TO THESE PEOPLE VIA ATTACHMENT_ IT WAS THE ENTIRE EINSTEIN 1913 PAPER ON RELATIVITY CUT N PASTED WITH A NEW HEADING AS FOLLOWS:
Ilichy Miracsky, DRP, ASSC.
Emeritus Research Fellow of Smegaroon
On Mesocricetus auratus circular designed mobillty units within a flux capacitor model
Investigation of primary motability units within dilithium limits.
I TRUST THIS WILL BE SUFFICIENT AS I AM SURE YOUR MANY READERS AND ARDENT FANS WILL NOT WISH TO BE ACQUAINTED WITH PAGES OF OBTUSE PHYSICS WHICH I COULD BARELY FINISH MYSELF_THIS EVEN WITH THE BENEFIT OF A GLASS OF PORT OR TWO AND A NATIVE REGULARLY FANNING MY BROW
IN THE MEANTIME I HARDLY NEED TELL AN EDUCATED WOMAN LIKE YOUR GOOD SELF THAT THE MESOCRICETUS AURATUS IS A HAMSTER WHOSE SUPERPOWERED WHEEL_ THE CONCEPT OF WHICH ORIGINATES FROM THESE LABORATORIES_ WILL REVOLUTIONISE THE PET WORLD
PS_MR A EINSTEIN SEEMED TO BE ON SOMETHING IF ONLY HE HAD GOT HIS ACT TOGETHER_I WONDER WHAT EVER BECAME OF HIM?
We wish to submit the results we have lately obtained on dilithium crystal resurgence and Mesocricetus auratus circular designed mobillty units within a flux capacitor model. They have proved very exciting and we have high hopes for commercial exploitation once any issues with possible human fatalites are ironed out.
Do you accept entries from South Africa?
Dr Lonslo Tossov
Dear Dr Tossov,
BRILLIANT! I look forward to reading at least the first sheet of your paper
Bogus Science Publisher
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013
Dear Dr. Lonslo Tossov,
Bogus Science Publication thank you for your interest in our journal publication. We accept articles from South Africa. Please be inform that Bogus Science Publication charges a fee for article accepted for publication.
I am looking forward in receiving your manuscript.
Re: Research Paper on Mesocricetus auratus circular designed mobillty units within a flux capacitor model.
Many thanks for getting back to us so promptly. What is the publication charge? Will we need to send any Mesocricetus auratus circular mobility units along with the submission for practical assessment? To be honest I will glad to see the back of them, they are always on the go and we need the room. The squeaking is intolerable after a while.
Our Professor Ilichy Miracsky, Emeritus Research Fellow of Smegaroon University and Technical College will be the author and most likely will want to co-ordinate things.
Dr Lonslo Tossov
Dear Mr Emmanuel
Further to our recent communication I now attach the paper discussed;
On Mesocricetus auratus circular designed mobillty Units within a Flux Capacitor Model
by our esteemed colleague Professor Miracsky. We hope to have all the associated charts and diagrams ready for sending separately in due course. Please advise your deadlines for final delivery.
I am sure you will wish to congratulate Professor Miracsky on a remarkable breakthrough in circular designed mobility units, especially with the long-sought and eagerly anticipated breakthrough in dilithium crystal surface transmissions. It has been a long process to get the wheels turning so to speak, but at last something has emerged.
Please advise if you wish to accept this historic paper for your publication and once we have agreement Professor Miracsky (who is currently based in Prague) will be the one to co-ordinate any funding required.
We had intended to send this work to the National Academy of Sciences, but at the end of the day it is all relative, as Miracsky would no doubt say.
Dr Lonslo Tossov
ps how many copies of the finished publication do we get eventually? I'd like one each for the mother in law and manservant.
More to come?