Flattery as a form of spam

As spam goes this is pretty benign but irritating nevertheless and I have no idea how to rid myself of it.

Just recently I have started to receive messages through the contact form on our website that are allegedly related to our blog posts and they are smothering with kindness and praise for our work.

I blog quite often and I seriously appreciate your information. This article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to take a note of your site and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed too.

When they take the above format I am not sure what they are trying to achieve whereas the following is an example of a comment that is designed to illicit a response (I never do):

With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement? My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any ways to help prevent content from being stolen? I’d truly appreciate it.

I am fairly certain that these must be created by a human hand as we have a captcha on the form to discourage robotic comments but the flood of them (we get half a dozen a day) is irksome. I would remove the form but it is useful for prospects and other interested parties to contact us.

The following comment is interesting and shows that they haven’t been to the site as we have no videos on the blog whatsoever!

Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

Is this a recent phenomenon that is affecting others? I certainly don’t see it on my other blogs. Anyone have any ideas how to stem the tide?

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