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Mar 31 2012   12:31AM GMT

“Glory Johnson” loves me

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

FortBendNow.com

Source: FortBendNow.com

I have been getting a deluge of spam comments to my various posts on this blog from a one Glory Johnson who goes by various nicknames. The most common nickname is “Glory39,” but the number is a moving target; “she” has posted as Glory342, Glory50, Glory34, and Glory38 among others. Well over 50 comments just today and they are still coming in. This is obviously a come-on for a scam, I’m just not sure what kind. I doubt that “Glory Johnson” is actually a female, nor does she have amorous intentions.
See what you think about the text of the comments. They are all identical, regardless of which version of “Glory” is posting them:

Hello My name is glory johnson i saw your profile today techtarget.com) and became intrested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Here is my email address ( gloryjohnson001 at yahoo.com) I believe we can move from here!I am waiting for your mail to my email address above. glory. (Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life) please contact me here ( gloryjohnson001 at yahoo.com)

I decided to play along and use one of my anonymous email addresses to appear to take the bait. Here’s what I sent to “her” email address:

Subject: I will like to know you the more
From:xxxxxxx
8:09 PM (16 minutes ago)
To: gloryjohnson001@yahoo.com
Hello,

You sent me this. I am wanting picture.

Hello
My name is glory johnson
i saw your profile today(techtarget.com) and
became intrested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i
want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.Here is my email address (gloryjohnson001@yahoo.com)
I believe we can move from here!I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.
glory.
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
please contact me here (gloryjohnson001@yahoo.com)

Unless this post has just tipped off the scammers, I’ll keep you posted on what transpires.

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