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There is Spam, Then there is Spam

My blogs on portable antiquities get a fair amount of spam comments, and they tend to be of two types, the first are the pugnacious, abusive or threatening remarks of the 'partners' of the PAS in the UK or there are those placed by bots, lured in by a key word (most often 'loan') in a post. I am not sure what the keyword was here: [] Hospital has left a new comment on your post " Pledge Until Death ": Hello brothers and sisters who want to sell your kidney? Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down and you don’t know what to do, then contact us today and we shall offer you good amount of $409,000.
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