Two times this year, someone has used the contact form to contact me.
The emails came from New York and Serbia.
In both cases, the person wanted an autograph.
In both cases, I thought: “Huh. Weird that I have a superfan I’ve never heard of on such a small, obscure website. Word must be getting around somehow. Exciting!”
In both cases, I also thought: “This seems way too fishy. No way could it be real. Perhaps I’m at the center of an international identity fraud scam, where they need my signature to falsify a document and are preying on my vanity to get it. ‘Please send your autograph!’ aka ‘Please send your legal signature!’ Right! Not falling for it, pal.”
In both cases, it turned out the person legitimately thought I was a basketball player.
I am not a basketball player.
Nor are my writings popular in New York or Serbia.
Nor am I important enough to be at the center of any international identity fraud conspiracies.
I’m just a guy.
Sorry for any confusion.