A spammer with a conscience

28 Aug

When I wanted to clear the comment spam Akismet blocked during this week, I spotted something very funny: a spammer with a conscience.

I guess he’s having second thoughts about spamming the hell out of bloggers with his used car spam sites :)

12 Responses to “A spammer with a conscience”

  1. monchito August 29, 2007 at 10:10 am #

    Probably thesame spammer was attacking my blog, but i don’t believe for one second that he/she has a conscience, i think they’re just trying to circumvent akismet in every way possible.. On my blog, they tried by simply entering one url and one tiny message, no longer than 15 characters. Sometimes that message was ‘sorry’, other times ‘nice’, etc. Those were the ones akismet thought was not spam by the way

  2. Wiep August 29, 2007 at 12:50 pm #

    I also don’t think he/ she has a conscience, but I thought it was funny to see a spammer trying to get past Akismet this way ;)

  3. Darren McLaughlin August 29, 2007 at 2:08 pm #

    I’ve also been getting one that says: “Sorry, I have been paid to leave comments in your blog”. LOL, like I care.

  4. Oleg August 29, 2007 at 5:01 pm #

    Yea, its just them trying to get past the antispam blockers, and apparently, it works. In all seriousness, if people made a generic comment that would fit 90% of posts, they can get past most of the spam blockers.

  5. Adam Snider August 29, 2007 at 8:15 pm #

    Haha! I’ve seen the same kind of comments caught by Akismet on several of my blogs.

    “Sorry for this:” followed by about 12 spam links.

  6. Michael @ Freshome August 30, 2007 at 3:46 pm #

    I also spotted this kind of spam comments. If you analyze the psychology behind this you’ll see that the spammer tries to appeal your pitty.

  7. AskTheAdmin August 30, 2007 at 4:26 pm #

    Appeal to my pitty? No way!!! This is spammers trying to crack the spam filters response strings. What will be blocked and what can they get away with. Then they set up scripts to kill it.

    Spammers + Scripting + Social Hacking = BAD NEWS!


  8. Arcade Webmaster August 30, 2007 at 6:49 pm #

    This is funny, I’ve seen it before though.

  9. Mubin August 30, 2007 at 9:01 pm #

    LOL. Hilarious!

  10. microdesign webdesign September 6, 2007 at 4:38 pm #

    haha very funny :D

  11. Tim L. Walker September 26, 2007 at 6:18 am #

    I get a bunch of these as well – even via email… lol.

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