I’ve been receiving very strange and creepy form of comment spam in one of my websites.
Usually unwanted ads or “Type 1 spam” is intended to advertise a product or service and, therefore, includes a link to sellers website or, at least, mentions the name of product or service.
More recently a new kind of spam – “Type 2″ that features seemingly random strings of characters or purposefully misspelled generic phrases, has gained popularity. This spam serves as a test mechanism to see which websites can’t deal with spam and are best suited for Type 1 attacks.
This is done by systematically checking what percentage of Type 2 messages remain in Google index after a set period of time. Purpusfully misspelled words and random looking character combinations are there to help these systems easily identify Type 2 spam posts from the rest.
This latest form spam, however, does not fall into either category and, therefore, qualifies as “Type 3″. What I don’t understand is what is the purpose behind it.
All messages talk about loans and have a common message – taking loans is good, loans make your dream come true, lending makes people happy, etc.
Is this a desperate attempt to alter public opinion on lending? A large scale brainwashing attempt on worldwide English speaking population?
Here are three loan spam posts that I received recently. Notice – I replaced “loan” with “scam” just to make sure this article doesn’t serve as an extension of this evil evil brainwashing scheme.
… and “loan” and “scam” are synonyms anyway.
WilderMuriel25: Every one understands that modern life seems to be very expensive, however we require money for different issues and not every one gets big sums cash. Therefore to receive some credit scams or just collateral scam should be good solution.
HancockRobyn26: Don’t have money to buy a car? You not have to worry, because it is real to receive the home scams to resolve such kind of problems. Thence take a consolidation scam to buy all you require.
Krista25SARGENT: Following my own monitoring, millions of persons on our planet receive the mortgage scams at various creditors. Thence, there is good possibilities to get a financial scam in all countries.