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Watch out for bestnewspolitics.com – only the ‘.com’ part is true

Just a ‘heads up’ about a commenter named ‘Jamie Holts’ who has been leaving a lot of innocuous comments on political blogs over the last 24 hours – ‘Jamie’ is a spammer. His ‘blog’ is bestnewspolitics.com, which appears to consist solely of content stolen from ezinearticles.com; his ‘blogroll’ consists of links to bulk emailing software, keylogger software, splog generation software, gambling sites and get-rich-quick sites.

‘Jamie’ is building up his site’s Google juice by leaving innocuous, link-free comments that will easily get past most comment spam traps; if you use a spam-fighting service like Askimet and get a comment from someone linking back to bestnewspolitics.com, please flag the comment as spam before you delete it.

Jamie Holts is a spammer; bestnewspolitics.com is a splog. Pass it on… :-)

10 Responses to “Watch out for bestnewspolitics.com – only the ‘.com’ part is true”

  1. Pop Toast Hero Says:

    We got Holts Rolled as well. At first we were all excited because it seemed someone checked us out. Instead, it was sir spams a lot.

    Left a comment back on his/her/its blog with a single post including all the innocuous bs left on other sites.

    Love that juice.

    PTH

  2. Pop Toast Hero Says:

    We got Holts Rolled as well. At first we were all excited because it seemed someone checked us out. Instead, it was sir spams a lot.

    Left a comment back on his/her/its blog with a single post including all the innocuous bs left on other sites.

    Love that juice.

    PTH

  3. protected static Says:

    Left a comment back on his/her/its blog with a single post including all the innocuous bs left on other sites.

    Oh, that’s an excellent idea…

  4. protected static Says:

    <blockquote>Left a comment back on his/her/its blog with a single post including all the innocuous bs left on other sites.</blockquote>

    Oh, that's an excellent idea…

  5. Miquelon Says:

    Definitely one of the more sophisticated sploggers out there – we were caught in the net as well till we askimetted the jerk

  6. protected static Says:

    It’s a pretty slick set-up. It’s been interesting watching it evolve – for instance, once a few people started catching on, a photo of a woman was added to the sidebar. “Jamie” the pretty woman couldn’t possibly be a splogger, could she?

    It’s some good social engineering. Whoever is running the show also keeps at least one person in the loop to engage people who email “Jamie.” If they’d shown a little more attention to detail with their initial ‘bot, they would have been almost impossible for even savvy bloggers to catch.

  7. Miquelon Says:

    Definitely one of the more sophisticated sploggers out there – we were caught in the net as well till we askimetted the jerk

  8. protected static Says:

    It's a pretty slick set-up. It's been interesting watching it evolve – for instance, once a few people started catching on, a photo of a woman was added to the sidebar. "Jamie" the pretty woman couldn't possibly be a splogger, could she?

    It's some good social engineering. Whoever is running the show also keeps at least one person in the loop to engage people who email "Jamie." If they'd shown a little more attention to detail with their initial 'bot, they would have been almost impossible for even savvy bloggers to catch.

  9. obambi.com Says:

    we got holt rolled, lol

    i hit that

  10. Lee Dunkelberg Says:

    It was just too much too soon, and googling the blog led me here, where I was not at all surprised.

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