Monday, January 09, 2006
Email Comment Spam
I'm very sorry to post this in your comments section but I like your blog and think you may have a good chance of getting listed at our blog directory, "High Class Blogs."
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Posted by Anonymous at 1/09/2006 06:40:28 PM
According to the site, HighClassBlogs.com is a "Non Profit Blog Directory." They even have "reviewers" and require approval for entries they receive. They have to be sure you link back to them. That is how their spam works, they spam you to get you to voluntary link to them.
Some of their categories sure look non-spammy:
|Airline Tickets||Fantasy Football||Medicine|
|Blogging||Fantasy Sports||Online Gambling|
|Blue Book||Football||Online Shopping|
|Celebrity Oops||Football Picks||Sales|
|Christian||Foreclosures||Search Engine Optimization|
|Christian Dating||Gambling||Sex Sites|
|College Football||Harley Davidson Motorcycles||Small Business|
|Computer Desks||Home Business||Texas Hold 'em Poker|
|Credit Reports||Home Equity Loan||Work At Home|
|Fantasy Baseball||Home Loans|
They also do email spam apparently.
Update: During the time I was writing my (Feb 7) comment below, the site owner put up a notice that they have received complaints and instructed their volunteers to stop leaving these comment spams on blogs. I am happy to see that, but we will have to wait and see if it really stops.
Another example of Ethan's spam. And another and another.
How about a few from Steve?
And a couple from Dennis.
If those aren't enough, try this Google search.
Here is a blog about a bad experience by someone who fell for signing up.
If this is due to over eager volunteers, the owners need to have a strong talk with their volunteers. They are making the whole project look bad.