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August 21, 2012 9:15 AM Subscribe
Getting spam through the contact form on my site - a lot of it seems to be text from posts on a public forum - what's the point of that?
posted by dawkins_7 to Technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So we have a website that just started getting 50-60 emails via the contact form that include only text - no links. Some of the emails have text from comments from this site: http://tulsawhitewaterpark.com/support/. There are no 5-digit numbers or anything like that in them.
The form only goes to our CMS and adds a row to the database with the info. It's not a comment that gets posted to the site or anything like that.
I've installed a spam filter that seems to be working so that's not my question. My question is what is this about? How is this helpful to the spammers if there are no links or anything like that in the text? The emails and IP addresses are different. Are they just hoping for someone here to reply to one of them so they'll know they are on to something? Am I about to receive a million dollars from a Nigerian prince?