Spam From The New York Times?

Is someone inside the New York Times trying to reach out to blogs or is there someone sitting at home spamming away, PRETENDING to be from the New York Times? Amongst the new wave of spam mails and comments I’ve been filtering come comments from the New York Times – not only on this blog but Aidan has also noticed it for The comments look legit, there’s no links only one going back to the New York Times homepage.

Reading this morning, it isn’t just here the comments are appearing…

Just on another note… is anyone getting empty comments from non-existant posts via mail asking you to moderate?


  1. Will March 16, 2007 at 12:59 am

    Is there a phone number to call?

    I got a perfectly seeming legit spam from lawers mailing about inheritance (the only reason I knew it was false is the line of decendancy means I wouldn’t have been the first point of contact, her husband (aka my uncle) should have been the contact)

  2. Ken McGuire March 16, 2007 at 8:56 am

    Hmmm…. damn! Thats bad form. Haven’t seen any way to file a complaint unless you contact the times directly. Maybe they’ll bung in a free sub to the newspaper 🙂

    Haven’t seen much else about it online as well, or much in the line of people giving out about it that is.

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