Here's the message:
I am an administrator for Ultimate-Anonymity.com and one of our subscribers brought your blog to my attention.
I have identified the associate responsible for the comment spamming you reference in your blog. We have over 2,000 active associates (resellers) and our associate Terms of Service (TOS) strictly prohibits spamming or network abuse in any way, shape or form.
We have as of late yesterday terminated this associates account and that associate acknowledged early this morning the termination. As such he has forfeited any earnings and said earnings will be donated to the American Red Cross (this is a stipulation clearly stated in our associate program TOS to which each associate agrees). As such, the comment spamming will stop immediately. The associate in question admitted that he watched digg.com and reddit.com and would leave comments with his associate url or use url forwarders to redierct to those urls to direct traffic to those urls.
We are hoping that based on this information and the fact that the comment spamming issue has been resolved that you will delete the blog defaming our character so that no further action will be needed. We take our name quite seriously and will defend it using whatever means are at our disposal. In over 11 years of business with over a half million subscriptions our associate program has been successful however, on occasion a bad apple slips through the cracks that must be dealt with accordingly as this case demonstrated.
I apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced and wish that you would have contacted us directly with your concerns as this issue could have been resolved much earlier as such abuse simply will not be tolerated.
Do I buy it? No.
1) If it was a reseller doing the spamming, then how does Ultimate-Anonymity.com keep track of what he sells when he advertises (spams) the site directly, and not using some kind of identifier such as for instance ultimate-anonymity.com/ref?=4320 which would allow UA to track his sales and then pay him his commission. I've asked "Bill Collins" this question but not received a reply yet.
2) If I do a Google search for "Bill Collins" and "Ultimate-Anonymity" I find signs that the spammer JT/JJ/etc etc etc... also has been calling himself Bill Collins (among other names):
http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/cc_insider/2008/07/jeffrey-tambor.html (Bill Collins)
http://earth2tech.com/2008/05/21/garbage-will-lead-the-biofuel-revolution/ (John Collins)
3) If I look at who's been visiting this blog I see that the IP 220.127.116.11 just visited a while ago. This is the very same IP I mention in my first post. See what a Google search for it brings up: