How To Deal With SPAM Comments!!!

I LOVE Spam comments! They teach me first hand what NOT to do and at the end of the day, I find them funny!

First, I must thank Word Press for their excellent computerized system, which prevents most spam comments to get in the “questionable q. line,” that I take the time to review.

Why do I take the time to read them?

Many times comments are in languages other than English. For instance, I found great comments written in Romanian, my native language, in the “ify” category, just because they were written in Romanian, it didn’t mean they were spam. They were valid comments which I “saved.”

Also,  it may come as a shock, but many people around the world do not write in good English, so I have to play the “guessing” game and respect the effort and make a judgement:


After almost five years of blogging, I developed an “eye” for fake comments and would like to share with other bloggers my observations.

In my opinion, spam could be divided in a few categories. Here there are a few:

1. The “vague” comment: “Great post! Keep-up the good job!”

2. The “critique” comment: ” Have others told you they have  problems with reading your blog, because the “text is running off the page???”

3. Many times THE SAME Site owner who told me they had a problem with text running off the page, would write another spam comment, telling me how “WELL” they could read the post and contradicting their previous statement.

4. The “I  clicked the notify button, and now I receive everyone’s comments, how do I stop it?” Well… there is NO “notify” button:)  so in your dream, click unfollow.

5. The worst kind are the sexual spam comments, the penis enlargement, Russian brides, wives who could be your next door neighbors ready to have discrete sex for a fee.

How do I know? Because I  TRY to click on each side from which a comment comes, to make sure the site is legitimate and it does not promote articles which are not in line with certain values I try to promote. Not that I have anything against large penises, but I will not promote them on my site. Sorry guys.

Some quick ways to scan spam:

Look if the comment comes in response to one of your MOST popular posts, but the comment has nothing to do with the topic. For instance, one of my posts has over 800 comments. It was a scheme I shared a while ago and which “touched” many. As a result many genuinely shared THEIR experiences, but that “triggered” the computerized spam machines too…

Determine if the comment is simply an advertisement for a product and again, it has NO connection to the topic of your post.

If someone comments “I LOVE the video,” on your site, and you did not post a video, that is a problem:)

Then, there are the spam comments asking you how to get rid of spam.

Oh well…I guess, read this post:)

In conclusion, spam, hacking, porn sites, are the down side of an active internet presence. If we don’t want the down side, there is the choice of not having profiles on various networks, or to  do what I’m attempting to do now, which is notice the funny side of the annoying while learning to  limit and deal with it.


Hello Dear friends who have been , just like ME, schemed when  in our eternal innocence and trust in human mankind GAVE this company our credit card information, so they MAY charge the under $4.00 shipping and handling charges. After all it was advertised as a FREE trial!!!

When I first shared on my blog the nightmare I encountered, I did it because this is what I DO: THIS BLOG SHARES EVENTS WHICH AFFECT MY LIFE FIRST, and being a humble person, I assume others might be in the same shoes as me and I share!

The response to Buyer Be Aware I II and Update has been overwhelming and soon I discovered that this was a much bigger “fish” than I first imagined. The post is after almost eight months from when it was first published, the NUMBER I Post READ on my blog.

What does this tell me… may be the scheme didn’t stop, may be despite the thousands of bad reviews they still operate from the shadows of deceipt.

With that thought in mind, I did a search for “DM Face Cream FREE TRIAL. (please note IF you are dyslexic, like me, you could easily read MD and assume falsely this is some kind of MD approved or tested product. Well, it is not! and all the way down the web page there is a disclosure in an ugly black square which tells the truth no one reads)

Okay… so today after Church, I was inspired and did this search. To my pleasant surprise, the web site which popped up was named: The Performance Leader (

Wow! I was impressed for a moment… well may be two, until I started putting 2 and 2 together. This is a personal opinion, but here is what I think:

The color scheme of this site had soothing yellowish, white and light blue colors. If you know a little about how our mind works, you know that statistically these are colors which make people trust. Unlike red which in general means NO unless you are on Valentine’s Day and then it means LOVE.

Well, this totally new website had a real face lift!!!  In addition to the color scheme, as I faced the computer screen, to my left there was the face of a woman, eyes closed in the extasy of using the products (I assume)

To the right (where we actually look FIRST) one could spot a jar (again, blue and white) named REJUVAL Skin!!! This fantastic NEW product was rated 4.8 of 5 stars rated by??? who

Under the Rejuval jar, another new product VIVEXIN (for Eyes) Rated 4.7 of 5 stars.

On this first page, insinuating that this is a company which rates MANY TOP PRODUCTS (may be they do) there is a whole “team of experts.”

I started to read through their credentials but decided on a better use of my time and clicked AGAIN!!!

Surprise! A whole TABLE of “compared facial products.” You guessed, which was the TOP product???? REJUVAL!!!

So now, since DM skin cream has been discovered as the scheme that is, let’s have a site face lift, change the jars, the names and here we go again!!!

We were actually WARNED by a wise commentator on MY site that this group has been operating like this for over ten years.

Rejuval Skin, claims the site, is 2014 Editor’s Choice??? but fails to tell us Editor of WHAT???

This page also contains raving testimonials. But… but if you are like me, a curious mind, and go three pages of clicks in the green zone, the testimonials change. In this much lower zone, they are negative, and I mean negative as in a cloudy night with no stars!


Just as I was about to give up on it because my bake good was burning in the kitchen, I clicked ONE MORE TIME ON:


YES!!! Click and HERE IT WAS !!!

THE INFO WE ALL WANT (in ugly black letters) :

“Hello, We are NO LONGER accepting new orders….” you get the idea.

I decided to be nice and wrote down for YOU, my readers and fellow schemees, the CONTACT INFO:

Tel. 1800 385-2561 (returns— see conditions!!!)


and a warehouse in Lutz, Florida!!!

There is also an icon if you wish to cancel your subscription (good luck with that!)

A note of caution:

If you cannot get through to them and your card keeps being charged $100s the easiest way to stop it, is to call your bank or credit card company, report the fraud and ASK for a NEW CARD.

Many of you thought I  was a company which will get your money back, or complain for you.

I am sorry to disappoint but I am ONE WOMAN and this is a community service project, meaning I do NOT get paid for it.

Please continue to share your experiences and I will post them. This is HOW we learned.

If you use computerised comments, please don’t write because your comment goes to spam. I don’t even see it.

I hope this UPDATE was good news for all.

Keep your money safe by not signing up for free trials and have a great week!


During this exciting process of discovering

Check Out My NEW Instagram at RodicaMihalis — some Blog updates/info/contact info

Just managed to open an Instagram account a few days ago. NOT sure how, as my technical skills are ZERO. However, I THINK I DID:)) but think the name is Rodicamihalis (my name, very inventive!!!)

Many of you ask for images to accompany my posts.

The reason there are so few images on the blog, is because I operate this blog on a “trial and error basis,” more errors… when it comes to technology.

COMMENTS and how they work

Word Press protected this blog so far from over 22,000 plus spam comments. I do NOT see those comments.

Some of the comments go to my bin and I read them to determine if they are REAL or SPAM or advertising for a company, a COMPUTER generated general comment, applicable to any situation.


I allow ONLY comments clearly related to the TOPIC at hand.

The Buyer Be Aware series of posts, which reached 533 views in ONE DAY, continues to be very popular. PLEASE stop sending comments about how to get VIAGARA or sexualy explicit sites “pretending” to have read these posts.  You are wasting your time and mine.


The comment about the “group of volunteers,” about “great job admin, or YOU GUYS etc. the guy reading my blog and sipping coffee (really???)”

I am ONE WOMAN, WOMAN, ONE not man, not admin. I have a good memory. If I get the same comment three times… I REMEMBER:))

I am a writer. I write this blog for FREE and if you are bothered by typos and do not read the valuable information which will change your life, FREE, then do NOT write me you have found a typo. That’s too bad, please, simply do not read my blog. If your blog looks like mine, may be the design, as it is a WordPress blog, but the CONTENT is UNIQUE and judging by what the readers share, very helpful. It is a VERSATILE blog, it won an award for it. It cannot be like yours.

If and when I start charging, I will afford proof-readers, pictures etc.

For now, it takes me HOURS of  FREE research to write some of the posts and I fault  spending time in favor of VALUABLE content.

With the blog having reached well over 22,070 views and excellent ratings, I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for following the blog and sharing,  also for acknowledging that my FREE work helps you in your daily lives.  It means the world to me.



Oh my contact info:



Trying again:) to finish the Legal Consequences post…

For some reason, this is is the third time I write this new post, but only a portion prints…

Sorry about it.

The point I am trying to make one more time, is that after the post regarding the skincare line scheme Skin DM/ Rejuva Glow, I received hundreds of comments and tips which helped hundreds of people become aware, learn how to protect themselves and where to complain. This was the result not only of my post but valuable information in the comments. For those comments I would like to say, thank you!

Unfortunately, there was recently ONE comment (I assume computer generated, because it was in spam several times) which stated that somehow my blog profits from the scheme exposed and in reality connected to it (the skincare scheme!)

I feel it is outrageous that such an untrue  and hurtful statement was made and sent as a comment to me.

This blog does not profit from anyone or anything. To state that it is connected secretly with a scheme it exposed, is defamatory and there are legal consequences.

This is simply a FREE share of personal experiences which  hopefully helps others. NO one is forced to read it.

Perhaps the entity responsible  for the defamatory comment does not understand the legal consequences of their statements.

If one makes an UNTRUE, HARMFUL statement in writing and it is published, that is” libel.” If the statement is spoken, it is “slander.”

We all value our freedom of speech but people also have the right to protect themselves from defamation that may damage their reputation.

Meanwhile, if anyone is interested where that defamatory comment was published? I had the freedom to publish it in… trash!

I am clicking Publish Post again:)

Thanks for your patience!

Clarification Regarding Valid Comments, Spam, or Computer Generated Comments

Hello Everyone,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving constructive messages which will continue to improve the site and benefit us all.

I feel it is necessary to clarify a few points regarding how the comments are selected and the responses you may or may not receive.

1.My blogging platform, Word Press is an exceptional place to share your ideas. I appreciate the team’s hard work and their security system which so far protected my blog against OVER 6,550 spam emails or attacks.

2. Sometimes I receive a “spam q” and I DO read those emails. If they come from sites which promote PORNOGRAPHY I DELETE them. I also delete emails which kept repeating themselves and are clearly COMPUTER GENERATED.

If someone clicked SHARE ALL comments I cannot and may NOT change their settings. If this happens, please contact a computer specialist on the Word Press Team. I cannot change your settings.

I recently updated “ABOUT RODICA” the icon at TOP LEFT of all my posts. Please read it for contact information. 

I am thankful for your support and kind words.

However, because of the number of comments received lately, I felt a moral obligation to clarify the above points concerning messages and comments. If you wish info on a particular topic, please ask me and if I am qualified to write a post on the topic of interest, I will.

Thank you all. I hope this blog helped a few people and will continue to help more and more.

My best wishes,