Thursday, July 20, 2006

Spammers, Scammers and Other Pests

This morning I received a flood of spam comments to the blog. They are all by 'anonymous' and usually say something like "Great site. Will be visiting again real soon!" (So you could easily think that they were genuine)

I've left a couple up (Spirit of Ecstasy-last comment) They were from various loan companies, gambling sites etc. I replied to all of them, informing them that they had won first prize in my site competition and all they had to do was send me a cheque for £25 for 'verification purposes' and they would receive a unique signed first edition copy of my book worth £10000 (estimated value)

Feel free to send them any promotions of your own, virus infested emails or 20 gigabyte video attachments that you think they may be interested in.

In the meantime, thanks for reading my blog and may I wish you all a very nice Summer Holiday.

Mr Chalk


Gordo said...

Nice one! Keep posting, you've given us some good laughs. I've just placed an order with Amazon for your book.

Mister Teacher said...

What an excellent idea! I have gotten spam comments like that as well, so let me know if anyone actually sends money in for your book -- I'll have to try that for MY book!
And thanks for linking back to my blog, but do I really have to be known as "American Teacher?" That seems so generic...

Anonymous said...

some of us aren't on holiday yet, chalk.
good blog, keep it coming.
and i'll be buying the book, too.