Blog Comments: The New Web Hookup Angle?

Because I know you are looking for a true, honest, and loving relationship.

Tobold forwarded me a spam email sent to him with an endorsement from me… or at least my URL:

Hello.
I am”miss Sandra single, how are you? hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health.I saw your contact in tagn.wordpress.com today and took interest in it,if you don’t mind i will like to know you much better,although i came online to look for a true and loving person that is ready for a true, honest and loving relationship, i believe you are the kind of person am talking about,if you don’t mind send me a mail now on my private box [email address deleted],so that i will tell you all about myself and a picture of myself.looking forward to hear from you.
Sandra

Miss Sandra Single seems to have read between the lines of one of Tobold’s comments here and ascertained that perhaps all is not happy in the Tobold home-life.  It has certainly been implied elsewhere that all this game talk is indicative of something.

Are gaming blog comment threads now viewed as fertile ground for this sort of spam?

Some say “Yes” it would seem!

Has Sandra appeared in any other spam folders with my URL in hand?

6 thoughts on “Blog Comments: The New Web Hookup Angle?

  1. We Fly Spitfires

    I get so much spam now through my blog. I get a tremendous amount of spam comments (thank God for Akismet) and even spam emails now. Fortunately I don’t use my real email address on my blog and only have a contact form with a captcha anyway. Those darn spammers are everywhere…

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  2. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    Gaff recently made a go of hosting his own blog and found the spam was horrific. That is part of the reason I just let wordpress.com host for me. They deal with that so I don’t have to.

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  3. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    Okay, I just noticed that I got the same message in my spam folder. That is what I get for commenting on my own blog I guess!

    I think.

    Email addresses used in comments are not externally available, so I am not quite sure from where the association is coming. Hrmmm…

    Maybe they follow the URL embedded with the user name back to the site then scan for an email address there?

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  4. Wasdstomp

    I never see any spam. Disqus seems to do a great job of filtering it I guess, or the spammers don’t think my 5 visitors a day is worth their time.

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  5. Toldain

    I constantly get comments to certain old posts about certain topics. For example, some guys girlfriend keeps breaking up with him, and he keeps posting nude pictures of her out of revenge. You’d think that he, or she, would learn.

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