I’ve already complained to you about the guys who write in with messages like, “Excellent post. It will be very helpful to me in my duties,” and then attach some lame link to someplace in which nobody has any interest. Who do they think they’re fooling with their smarmy compliments?
They compare favorably, of course, with the vicious Nigerian 419 scamming spammers who famously blanket the inboxes of the world with heart-rending stories of how their brother/sister/uncle or they themselves were once the King of Ruritania and now are trying to get their billions of dollars out of the bank, with your help. Those guys have actually killed the rare but not unheard-of idiots who actually dropped everything and went to Africa to assist in the extraction and stayed to be kidnapped for ransom.
Today, however, we salute the dim bulbs who have discovered this destination and are now providing the following sort of tidbits. This one came from a correspondent who simply signs his name China:
I’ve boldfaced the links and disabled them. But you get it. A guy named China is sending along some bogus Confucian philosophy with commercial links to… wholesale China embedded in the message! See? China… selling wholesale china! Isn’t that clever? I had to laugh when I saw it.
I guess my question is, is there any blog in the world who, upon receiving something like this, doesn’t immediately trash it? Who responds to spam like this? Who goes ahead and posts it?
And do the wholesale china people who pay free llamas for your backyard spammers to send out this extraterrestrial business opportunities junk actually think they’re getting their sex at the office money’s worth?