Does anyone recognize this type of spam?

NAME: Bagas
EMAIL: dq95zxm7l@gmail.com
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They are using my form "Inquire about product" to send me these spam emails, rather than using the contact forms. There are no links included in any and we receive 15-30 a day!

Will captcha stop this?

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    In most cases, yeah. Do make sure to implement it properly. Captchas should foil even the most complex of bots, unless said bot has a group of people whose jobs is to solve captchas at $1 per 5000 captchas. – PNDA Jul 6 '15 at 15:43
  • Hmm, I traced back their comment to this blog: circadianesports.com/matches/g4-qualifiers-2 I'm confused as to why they are just reposting previous blog comments and not spamming links? Any idea? – Jahan Jul 6 '15 at 15:55
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    I used to have a forum which was brought down because of this exact reason. I felt like it was used as a testing ground for spam bots. I saw repeated posts and some malicious links. <-> Spammers can have a wide range of motives ranging from trolling to testing to promoting malicious links to bringing down your site by way of a ballooning database. – PNDA Jul 6 '15 at 16:16
  • The bolded statements are the most likely reason your spammers are doing that. – PNDA Jul 6 '15 at 16:18
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    Does the "Inquire about product" funcionality filter CR+LF on the message? If no, it could be a scan to see if they can use your site as a spamming proxy, by exploiting a PHP mail() vulnerability known as Header splitting, or mail injecting. – ThoriumBR Jul 6 '15 at 19:29

Yes, add a captcha to all exposed forms or contact pages on the internet to prevent spam like this

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