A list of popular fake comments by spammers

March 6, 2008 | By | 13 Replies More

Those guys who send out spam by the bucket-load are really busy these days.    In the past month alone they have tried to sneak more than 9,000 of their fake comments onto this site.  These “comments” are attached to links to various sites selling drugs, loans, pornography and you name it.  The spammers hope that those who run legitimate blogs will not notice that these comments are not sincere.   If they can succeed in getting even a few websites to approve their comments, the appearance of their links will enhance their own site’s credibility on search engines like Google.   Hence, a vigorous and healthy spam industry.

Thank goodness I don’t have to deal with the great majority of these fake comments.  We use sophisticated software to keep out most of this spam.   A few hundred per week slip through, however. 

I thought it might be fun to share, without the attached links, the types of comments you have been missing:

Good comment. It brought light to an old idea I had.

I can not agree with you in 100% regarding some thoughts, but you got good point of view

This article sounds well, but how everything is related together

amazing stuff

Man i love reading your blog, interesting posts !

Thanks for what you said. It seems I have thought the wrong way… until now. Hope this helps also.

Try the Strait Back Golf Shirt, It’s made to help with posture on & off the course. Good luck

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This article sounds well, but how everything is related together?

great website

Great work. I am going to pass this along.

Man i just love your blog, keep the cool posts comin.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Ben says:

    keep the cool posts coming!

    but how is this everything related together with the other everything?

  2. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    I get a kick out of the subject lines that the spam filters at work report. But some of the ones on this list remind me of the pseudo-techno-babble that et electronics shop guys used on the autoshop guys at the vo-tech high school I attended way back in the 70's.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Here's a fake (spam) comment I just received regarding this post:

    "I couldn’t understand some parts of this article, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sounds interesting."

  4. Man i just love your blog, keep the cool posts comin. 😀

  5. The harshest penalties for spammers! They will kill the internet as we know it. Mark my words. This is not just a minor annoyance. It is a MAJOR detriment to doing business on the internet.

    I cannot set a spam filter for my videography business email. I never know from where I will be getting a work request and can't afford to miss a single one. I woke this morning to find 75 emails in my inbox, only three of which were relevant to my business. Thanks spammers, for making me have to search for a needle in a haystack every day!

    The outrage will come. Then the outcry. Then the government. Then the regulation. Goodbye free internet.

  6. Erich Vieth says:

    Mike: I'm tired of screening through all of this stuff too. I'm wondering whether anyone has ever tried suing the advertisers (not the spammers, who are fly by night off-shore thinly capitalized entities). In other words, on a conspiracy or joint venture theory, sue the US based enterprises that are hiring these spammers to push their payday loans and Viagra. It wouldn't be an easy task, because many of those businesses who benefit from the spam are also small-time operators who are thinly capitalized.

    These guys are making it much harder for many of us to make use of the Internet. They are doing it intentionally and any jury would be able to see through their BS claims that they really enjoyed the articles and were making sincere comments.

    There's got to be a way . . .

  7. Dan Klarmann says:

    I've noticed an uptick in email spam containing the phrase "Real Men!" with unpredictable subject lines or senders, so now those are sent to my spam folder.

    Anti-spam is a way of life, not a destination. One must accept that machines can be taught to send 95% of spams to a spam folder, and keep 95% of useful mail in the InBox. Then it is up to us to verify and train.

    The advantage of using a filter is that we can scan the InBox optimistically, and the spam folder pessimistically. In both cases we report the errors to the filter, and try to keep its ratio up.

    My ISP uses the X-spam filter to flag those it considers most likely abusers from the vantage of thousands of accounts. I then use message rules in (I admit) Outlook Express to choose folders to send mail for my various identities and probable spam.

    I plan to move to Thunderbird, one of these days.

  8. I can't imagine that spamming is profitable. Everyone knows NEVER to click on those things! Are there still enough people stupid enough to click on an email that says "Satisfy her like never before!!!" and then actually BUY something??

  9. Dan Klarmann says:

    Send 50,000,000 spams a day (from slave computers on other people's bandwidth) and only one in 100,000 live ones means 500 sales of free information, or sugar pills, or whatever. Even if you only do it once a week, it adds up to real money. Enough to keep you out of jail if you are caught.

  10. Alison says:

    Mike, clearly someone is stupid enough to do that. If there were no profit involved, spamming would be a thing of the past. Look at it this way – everyone knows Benny Hinn is a complete fraud, but when he needed a new private jet, the donations poured in. There are just enough stupid people out there to make the rest of us miserable.

    My blog uses WordPress, and one of the main reasons I chose it was that blocking spam comments was so incredibly easy. I swear, sometimes I get more spam hits in a day than I get real visits in a week.

  11. Erich Vieth says:

    Here's three more versions of spam comments from today's batch:

    "I will dream of your poetic words tonight."

    "Good up the good work."

    "Your article was very interesting to my"

  12. Erich Vieth says:

    Here's a recent fake comment from "Pantyhose Nipple Fetish Vomit Fetish [@ a site I won't insert because it would give them a link they don't deserve]. "I can not agree with you in 100% regarding some thoughts, but you got good point of view."

  13. Erich Vieth says:

    Here's the content of a recent fake comment (that was actually spam): "Customer: Excuse me, but I saw your thumb in my soup when you were carrying it. Waitress: Oh, that’s okay. The soup isn’t hot. :)…"

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