Back in 2012, I shared some comments from my Spam folder. Some were crafted to sound almost like they were from a real person. Others were hilariously obvious robot comments. I notice a pattern: they use flattery and offers of help (or promises to subscribe) to entice me to click on their websites.
Here, then, is a sampling of recent spam comments… or, as I like to call them, “Spamples.” I have not edited these in any way. Enjoy!
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As near as I can figure, the robots don’t use keywords…..
Thanks for reading!
You’re so fortunate to have some entertainment. The only messages that get through my filters are Russian robots posing as lonely Russian women.
“Spamples.” Love it!