Weird Spam by E-Mail
Just when I thought I’d seen it all, I get some really weird spam e-mail from a webform response. Every possible field filed in with a website URL, or nonsense text. And there are lot’s of fields. Stranger still, the mail form responds to a promotion that ended in October last 2011…
The Spam links are all rubbish.
That’s the thing, the links don’t go anywhere. Why would the spammer create a bot to fill in a webform with nonsense links. The reason for spamming is usually to get people to click the links, generating traffic for a website, phishing attempts or spreading malware.
Without genuine links, the spam serves no purpose.
I see a lot of similar spam lately. Blog comment spam with non-existent links – usually with the normal type of spam text.
Dumb Spam Bot
These form submissions are likely badly scripted spambots; looking for any possible text field to complete, then adding a link anywhere possible. But again, what’s the point of posting nonsense links leading nowhere?
- No Link in Spam Comments (graphiclineweb.wordpress.com)
- Why Spammers post these kind of Comments? Broken Links and more… (http://www.imtalk.org)
PS: Apologies for the spaces in the so-called address links – it’s this annoying new thing where WordPress 3.5 creates links automatically