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I notice two separate spambot answers to my question at Ways to make contact with aliens on a much larger size scale? that appear to be the same idea, with the same perpetrator though completely different text.

I've never seen this particular spam scam before. Out of curiosity, has someone with a good sandbox looked at the contents of the linked document? What's really in it?

More to the point, what is it about this question that attracts this bot? There are no illustrations in the Q or anywhere in the thread, at all! So, the first attempt at claiming copyrighted images is nonsense and I don't see why they would choose a post with no images for this. The second attempt is more vague about copyrighted material, and although I do quote from a story (my own), there's nothing about markup here that would indicate that something is an extended quote from another source so I doubt the scammer is looking for posts containing pasted materials.

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    $\begingroup$ Regarding scamming, if you're a wolf, you only need one sheep out of their crowd to get a good meal. You can either use a harpoon and aim for a juicy lamb or scream as far as you can to make one tremble in fear and panic. Does this help you answering as to why? $\endgroup$
    – Tortliena
    Sep 30 at 16:06
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I didn't try to open that link, however the same scam attempt has been scattered on several questions on WB, none of them with images.

I assume whoever is behind that scam wants to filter out the thinking brains and go for those who do not put much thought into clicking links.

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    $\begingroup$ This is the deepest desire of every scammer. I'm hoping the users have been flushed. $\endgroup$
    – elemtilas
    Sep 30 at 18:00
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    $\begingroup$ I certainly wouldn't want an hacked, turned-evil L.Dutch. Or anyone else. Just the thought of it would be terrible. Glad you didn't put too much thought about whether clicking or not that link :p. $\endgroup$
    – Tortliena
    Sep 30 at 21:08
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    $\begingroup$ @Tortliena -- The very thought horrifies. Considering the grief L. Dutch already gets for doing the job, Evil Twin L. Dutch buggers contemplation. $\endgroup$
    – elemtilas
    Sep 30 at 21:14
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    $\begingroup$ @elemtilas For that mattered, Evil Twin elemtilas would be pretty bad too. $\endgroup$
    – The Daleks
    Oct 4 at 12:42
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    – elemtilas
    Oct 4 at 12:52
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This is a phishing/malware campaign affecting many Internet sites, not just Stack Exchange, see for instance this article. Charcoal, the organization behind SmokeDetector, is aware of these posts and they are often automatically spam flagged. They post these answers on all kinds of questions, you were just unlucky to be hit twice.

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