Just had an unpleasant interaction with #Kolabtree science consulting site- canceled my account because they defended a clear scam artist as being a “distingushed scientist with a 25 year career”. If that is the case, why is this person claiming 5B in assets and having a commercial product that they want to test, also claiming to have fastq sequence files, BUT saying they don’t know enough about the human microbiome and they need an expert to give them input? The claim is that they want an “overseer” of a project involving these mystery fastq files, and need input into the design of the project, but they have a bioinformatician already, and they mentioned importing files like this is some difficult process? Why do they need a human microbiome expert if the study has already been conducted? Shouldn’t the designer of the study be able to explain the results? It’s clearly all bullshit, and I said so. Either they stole data from a competitor, and are trying to use it, or they plan on users clicking on links for the fastq downloads and phishing out banking information after that. What a garbage website.