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April 9, 2006

Betsy Markum and the 5 digit spammers

I got this post from Betsy Markum on one of my web pages recently:

I can't believe it, my co-worker just bought a car for $70815. Isn't that crazy!

The comment had nothing to do with the post. Racansky got me on the right track with a google search. It's spam, but it's curious because there are no links in the spam. So, I assume their goal is to gather email addresses. In any event, it's spam. This post by Peter Kaminski suggests that there are other email spams out there that are similar. The thing they have in common is a random five digit number. So, I'm adding the following to my spamlookup keyword filter to moderate comments:

# five-digit spammers

Posted by Peenie Wallie on April 9, 2006 at 11:17 AM