Spam Comments

I’ve been getting a lot of spam comments on my blog recently, which even Akismet isn’t catching.

So I was amused to get this comment today:

hello , my name is Richard and I know you get a lot of spammy comments , I can help you with this problem . I know a lot of spammers and I will ask them not to post on your site. It will reduce the volume of spam by 30-50% .In return Id like to ask you to put a link to my site on the index page of your site....

I think you can see where it’s going. One can’t help but feel that just maybe he knows a lot of spammers and knows I get a lot of spammy comments because he is a [fill in the obvious blank]. How frustrating.

Oh yes: is this legally blackmail?

Comments

Yeah he commented on my blog too. Didn't try to ICQ him, thought he might just be a spammer himself :)
I think I came to the considered decision that he probably couldn't help me with my spam comment problem :)
I got that one. I was interested in the country of origin too. Did you contact him on ICQ as requested? ;-)