Warm Southern Breeze

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That was the best SPAM I’ve ever seen!

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

SPAM

comes in the most interesting flavors.

The Many Flavors of SPAM

The Many Flavors of SPAM

This is some of the BEST SPAM I’ve ever seen!

Now, for those who don’t know, here are a couple give aways to discern and detect SPAM.

Number One:
Examine the title of who it purports to be from. In this case, it’s “diamond jewellery in Australia.” THAT should be a dead give away. In addition to the BAD SPELING. Idiots.

Number Two:
The origin of the purported sender is from some far away place… like Germany. At least the email address is.

Number Three:
The web site address – in this case, it’s an obvious title as “store.” And a quick check of the URL “commerce.usinternet.com” reveals… NOTHING! That’s because it’s a fraud.

Number Four:
The IP is another dead giveaway. A whois search on 69.175.69.244 returned the following information: network:IP-Network:69.175.69.240/29 network:Organization:DigitalFyre Internet Solutions, LLC. network:Street-Address:14260 West Newberry Road #168 network:City:Newberry network:State:FL network:Postal-Code:32669 network:Country-Code:US

Number Five:
The message in the body of text asks for something. In this instance they want ANY, EVERY and ALL social media locales where in the victim of the attack (and this is an attack) may be posting, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It’s almost like saying “Please Br’er Fox, don’t throw me in the briar patch!”

Sure, the lingo in the body of text looks great. Not only that, it sounds very good! In fact, there are a few emoticons thrown in for good measure. They give added ‘credence’ to the ‘message.’ But alas, it’s all for naught.

So there you have it, folks!

How to detect SPAM… even when it looks good!

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5 Responses to “That was the best SPAM I’ve ever seen!”

  1. Also most spam comments are strangely not submitted/ clicked from my WordPress blog, as these clicks (like regularly on my post Beyond Earth Hour 2012) are not even in WordPress Stats.

    Actually these unvisited/ unauthenticated spam comments do not have to be in spam queue at all, else there must be some broken/ missing links somewhere (no reply yet from WordPress).

  2. I never would’ve figured it out!

    • Warm Southern Breeze said

      Hi Moik! I hope it’s helpful to you, and to others! One very important thing to do is to check the IP address of the sender, and see who the registrant is. You’ll find the IP located beneath the commenter’s ID section, and it’s there whether or not they choose to share a name, or email address – even a fake one. Simply copy & paste it into any search engine, and take your pick of what pops up. That way, it’s a confirmation of whether the respondent & message is SPAM, or not.

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