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Someone Needs To Step Up Their Game

My spammers aren't even trying, anymore.

I've gotten a small rash of comments on LiveJournal in the last week that just make zero sense.

The purpose of a Spam comment on any sort of Internet forum-like thing is to get people to click the links and get infected by a virus, right?

So what person in their right mind would see something like one of these and think, "Oh, baby! I have to click that link right now!" [Note: Seen below exactly as they appeared except that I disabled the links by changing the http to an httQ, and inserted tree names into the link.]
Subject: bcxzmk beats baratos hrn2
PgsrAAXA [url=httQ://beatsbaratos.webnode.ELMes/]beats baratos[/url]
uqihMYOgv httQ://beatsbaratos.webnode.MAPLEes/
rxlioexfjc [url=httQ://beatsbaratos.webnode.BIRCHes/#2360]beats baratos[/url]
XZVvBotnr vmztuu [url=httQ://beatsbaratos.webnode.PINEes/]beats baratos[/url]

Subject: hlbgyi canada goose expedition parka wbm4
TfamSTAU [url=httQ://canada-goose-jacket.webgarden.SPRUCEcom/]canada goosejacket[/url]
pdgdPNMoo httQ://canadagoosevest.webgarden.CEDARcom/
djrofkduyx [url=httQ://canada-goose-jacket.webgarden.ASPENcom/#0646]canadagoose jacket[/url]
CZIbYrubi wbykro [url=httQ://canadagooseexpeditionparka.webgarden.WILLOWcom/]canada gooseexpedition parka[/url]
Clearly, my normally savvy spammers have retired to Bermuda with their millions of dollars in ill-gotten Internet-booty and left these rank amateurs to take over for them. Random strings of letters? Please. Links formatted for an online forum (such as Simple Machines) instead of LiveJournal? Pathetic!

Rookie mistakes, my friends. Rookie. Mistakes. Frankly, I expected better from my spammers. I thought they cared.

Note: I screen all comments that come from anyone not on my friends list, and collect IP addresses. So you won't have ever seen these crop up. But believe me, the frequency has increased, lately.

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( 3 hisses — Hiss at me! )
Oct. 2nd, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Those seem like they are more interested in the back link than any real content.
It did make me wonder what a baratos is, but not enough to try the link. :)
Aug. 9th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
I'm so there!
I'm so sick of the spammers on my site I could scream. Although they may be the only ones commenting on my site. Grrrrrrr!
Aug. 10th, 2013 01:54 am (UTC)
Re: I'm so there!
Liss, I've gotten more comments on my WordPress site in the last month than in the prior 3 years. Why? Because I joined a bloggers group and have posted a few posts in response to prompts. And we read each others' blogs and comment and such. And I notice every Monday morning I get a spike of views.

Edited at 2013-08-10 01:54 am (UTC)
( 3 hisses — Hiss at me! )

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