DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!
It happens to us all, we get comments spam and weird people ‘Liking’ our posts with strange web and email addresses, driving us all crazy. It’s happened to me again, just this week.
Thankfully, there are remedies to these kinds of people trying to infiltrate our blogs, some of them as simple as installing a plugin (if you use WordPress) called AKISMET, which, once activated, blocks 90% of comments spam.
You can also “block” people’s IP / email / and web address by going to settings – discussions in your sidebar, and looking for the relevant section. Just enter either their email address, URL or IP address (if you have it) and they will no longer be able to comment.
Getting rid of these people from the ‘LIKES’ section on individual posts, however, is more problematic. WordPress does not provide a way to erase these fake likes, nor block them. You can report their website, as I have done. Also, if they have a GRAVATAR account, you can lodge a complaint with them too.
As of writing this post, as I just checked, I found that this spammer has had their fake wordpress site taken down, and been blocked. So maybe I wasn’t the only one who complained.