Spammer of the week. Sodastream & their fundraising challenge

Picture this, over at The Guardian Sophie Trémolet writes World Water Day: A global inundation of funds is not enough and her point is that one billion people lack basic water supplies and 2.6 billion lack access to sanitation. But we must invest wisely and locally.. A serious article, on a serious topic, by someone seriously invested, Sophie Trémolet was the lead author of the OECD report on benefits of investing in water and sanitation. The responses? One commenter reckons "Water and its supply should not be private." while the next spams for a SodaStream® sponsored fundraiser!

But this is not the only place "KellyMcAlister" is preaching about the '30 Day Fundraising Challenge' which has "fun prizes" thanks to Sodastream. She's saying the exact same thing over at Huffingtonpost too. She might still be at it on other sites, check google.

Now the challenge, a.k.a The Water Project might have been a good idea, but getting your message out there by spam-commenting never is. The Water Project is a non profit org, and a good cause, lets hope these spammy comments don't bring 'em down.

I wanted to invite everyone who is celebrating today, World Water Day, by joining a 30 Day Fundraising Challenge (https://goo .gl/rkD59)
Thanx to SodaStream , they have some fantastically fun prizes to give away! They are giving away limited edition "The Water Project" SodaStream Systems to the top fundraisers in the challenge. These great gadgets can turn ordinary tap water into sparkling water or soda in under 30 seconds. So much fun. (and "Green" too!)
Between March 22nd (World Water Day) and April 20th...
• The participant who raises the most money
• The participant who gathers the most unique donors (based on email address)
• And, one randomly selected participan t from any page generating at least a $10 donation
... will each win a complete "The Water Project" SodaStream Kit!”

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