How creative can spammers be?

How creative can spammers be?

I must have seen/read thousands of spam comments in my lifetime. Almost 99% of them are easily spotted, flagged by Akismet or Spam Karma 2 or left in moderation. A few are becoming really creative lately to the extent that the copy would seem like it came from an intelligent being.

Nevertheless, none thus far have been as creative as this one:

Helga | [email protected] | | IP:


Please, do not delete the given message. Money obtained from spam will go to the help hungry to children ugand

May 28, 3:24 PM — [ Edit | Delete | View Post ]

How charitable. How humane.

So, what’s the best spam you’ve ever had?

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10 Responses

  1. That too.
    Obviously a spam of course.

  2. Aja Lapus says:

    The instance of “bdsm” on that comment’s URL really is the sign of spamminess. I just remember, some spams I’ve read are quite hilarious. They say it clear and simple:

    This is spam!

  3. Gail says:

    How about a “religious” one?

    Name: sveta | E-mail: [email protected] | URI: | IP: | Date: May 27, 2007

    This website is very nice and colorful too. Its nice to have something to show others where you attend church and to show all the smiling people filled of the goodness of the Lord. You have a wonderful website here. May God rich bless you always.

  4. Miguel says:

    The Loi Estrada scam spam.

  5. A client of mine who owns a blog had approved several comments they thought it was legitimate:

    “Lovely, informative site, thanks”

    “Congratulations on finally setting up your site. I am sure the website will become a internet legend”

    “great site great site great site BRAVO!”

  6. MiGs says:

    From: “[email protected]”
    To: Me
    Date: Feb 26, 2007 12:20 PM
    Subject: Account Alert

    Dear Valued Member,

    According to our terms of services, you will have to confirm your e-mail by the following link, or your account will be suspended for security reasons.]

    I blogged it here:

  7. one of my latest spam on my blog :P

    print(” Business Process Outsource ” );

    goto menu();
    print(“You’ll missed half of your life!”);

  8. Dexter Zaf says:

    From scale of 1 to 5, I think 7….

  9. nemo666 says:

    ..well the banks pamming is still at large nowadays… be careful in the URL

  10. L.A says:

    I can do that too…Matry din nga mag-spam haha!!! Very very charitable nila ^^

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