Has anyone else noticed that blog spam is getting smarter ? Instead of comments about how good my content is, signed by “Free iPad 2”, I’m getting spam that is almost relevant to the post. And, it’s good enough to fool my spam filter.
The first one was from my good friend giftboxfuloflove.wordpress.com. See that? They actually used wordpress in the address to sneak past the filter. And it worked. Ole Giftbox left a comment for my Mum’s The Word post, likely because it was Mothering Sunday in the UK last weekend. Crafty huh?
Today the Skip To My Loo post attracted a comment from LOL Sarah. I’m not sure if Sarah is laughing or loving, but her address is a French epicierie. The photo accompanying my post included some French. See? Crafty, n’est-ce pas? Sarah shares a joke about an Italian, a Frenchman, and a Spaniard and finishes by congratulating me on my blog’s “Excellent continuation.” Uhm, thanks, I think.
These two comments were in my pending file; first time comments are moderated – that’s the only thing that held them back.
The third pending comment is a little more ambiguous. It’s from Alicia (last name redacted in case she’s real) and she wants to do a guest post. So tell me Alicia, are you live or are you Spamorex? If the former please get in touch again. If the latter, congratulations! I have a Free iPad 2 just for you.
**UPDATE** – Ha! I love it. This blog post attracted a spam comment.