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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blog Spam?

I think there's a new kind of blog spam.  Not the anonymous comments that appear on your posts if you don't use word verification, something worse!

This is a blog that showed up in my blog reader.  It is not a blog I've chosen to follow; I've never seen it before, and if I had, I surely would not have signed on as a follower. 

It was identified as "dea milistaq at Insurance Club" and there are like a dozens of posts appearing in my blog reader, all listed as having been posted an hour ago.  (I'm typing this at 10:30 pm on Monday night).  I clicked on the profile.  The information was pretty vague.  I reported it as spam and blocked it, and I wondered if anyone else has experienced anything like this? 

It really annoyed me because it clogged up my reader with all these insurance related posts and I had to scroll down through 26 posts to get to the blogs I actually follow!

I hope this isn't some kind of "blog virus!"  Please tell me if you have experienced anything like this.

EVA

12 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

Not yet, and I hope I don't. Thanks for the warning.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Eww - yucky! I haven't had this happen, but I'll keep a lookout! The good thing about this is that if they "follow" you, you can easily block them. Weird.

River said...

This is not something I've ever seen and now I'll be keeping an eye out and blocking it as spam too. Thanks for the warning.

dogimo said...

Nothing quite like this, but once somebody commented on my blog saying that my blog had just suddenly shown up in their feed.

What could I do? I begged pardon.

Muffy's Marks said...

Nothing here. I hope your uninvited visitor goes away!!!

Paige Kellerman said...

This hasn't happened to me yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if someone's figured out how to do it.

Brian Miller said...

ugh i get those every once in a while...i think people hack into old defunct blogs...

Terri Sonoda said...

I had this happen a couple times. I deleted them as they appeared and they shortly went away. They usually don't show up more than a day or so. Annoying, I know!

Sue said...

No, and I hope I never do!!

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rosaria williams said...

Last year, my blog was hijacked. I had to retrieve it through blogger and establish myself as the "real" author. That was such a pain!
Now, this?
We might have to leave Dodge.
Hope you can teach us how to avoid/combat/destroy such virus.

ipenka said...

Hasn't happened as spam for me yet.

There was a blogger who I follow but his updates just never popped up in my feed. One day, all his past posts just popped up into mine when the glitch was fixed. Very annoying just as well since couldn't keep track of the updates from my other bloggers.

Unknown Mami said...

Very weird.