I got a rather curious message on my answering machine just now. The caller identified himself with a name that would be familiar to some readers here and said he was calling with questions about an article I published, “The Confession of Dr. Conspiracy.” He said that what I had done was “illegal,” and he had some questions from his attorney.
The phone call was along the same lines as an email I also got, which follows (omitting identifying information):
[Y]ou prepared an article entitled "The Confession of Dr. Conspiracy" which you are indicating was published on the internet by accident. Please send me via e-mail any and all information concerning me, or about me, that may have been included in that article. You will also be receiving a cease and desist letter from my attorney.
I have no intention of getting tangled up with this fellow, and I won’t be calling him back. I replied by email that I would respond directly to his attorney.