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You Spammed Me At Hello

In the “Blog Spammers Are Getting Trickier” departments, a comments snared today:

Hi, What an Idea! Thank you for sharing this posted article for me or for every one,
you made a great job for your Blog.Keep it up the good work..
Again thank you very much.. Cheers

Regards,
Cheska Smith
<a href=”http://www.XXXXdeletedSpamSitexxx.com/”>Dog Training Device</a>

it’s the approach of almost human saying generic praise. But the lack of specific context foils it, along with the tell tale URL to a marketing web site.

And of course, the lovely, grammatically poised… “Keep it up the good work..”

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Comments

  1. Hi, What an Idea! Thank you for sharing this posted article for me or for every one,
    you made a great job for your Blog. Keep it up the good work..
    Again thank you very much.. Cheers

    Regards,
    Joshua Archer

    :)

    I can hear the translation from South Asia in the text…

  2. The new spam technique I’ve noticed is epitomized by a spambot that registers at drupal sites with the name “nareman”. It posts a bunch of inane, but not actively offensive comments, e.g. “Impossible is nothing.” My guess has been that, on a busy site, they might get overlooked and approved and that the bot could subsequently return and edit the postings, replacing them with more spammy content. But I don’t know.

  3. I suspect there are a number of attempts to get an inoffensive comment posted to get passed systems that require a previously approved comment to be able to post. One foot in the door and ….

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