Over the past couple of days my blog has become the victim of SPAM type trash disguised thinly as "comments". I have a feeling this is new and exciting territory for cyber-geeks and we will be seeing a lot more of it. As quickly as I find this type of garbage on my blog, I will be deleting it. In the meantime, please don't click on their "name" or go to their site(s). They sure don't need any additional encouragement.
My daughter has also experienced this kind of misuse of the comment feature on her blog and, like myself, was at first at a loss as to how to get rid of the comment. I've gone to Blogger Help and looked it up, which of course you can do too if you are experiencing the same problems, but I thought I would post my findings here and perhaps save you the trouble.
You have to be signed into your Blogger account (like when you want to make a post) and then go from that window to "View Blog". When at your blog, find the offending comment. If there is no garbage can icon at the end of it, hit your browser's "Refresh" button a couple of times and the icon should reappear. Click that and you will be taken to a window where you can delete comment. Be sure to check the "remove forever" box so that the whole comment is deleted, not just the content of the message. Otherwise it leaves the link to their webpage still active.
Stupid Blog spammers. I've had two of them. I originally left the first as it was quite mild, but this second one was so long that it was worth looking up how to get rid of them. What are they thinking anyway?! Do they think people will want to do business with an online site that obviously uses Spam to get customer referrals? BAH! I have a feeling this is going to become more and more of a problem.