On the matter of blog legitimacy or suspicious behavior that is nothing but peddling money-making scams, perhaps someone here will correct me about this understanding I have, if it is amiss:
WordPress.com bloggers are not permitted to advertise and push these sicko affiliate links, so we can report them for abuse. However, a WordPress.org software user hosting their own blog is not subject to the selling/advertising restrictions applied to free blogs at WordPress.com.
When I looked into some of my spammy-likers whose blogs do nothing but promote money-making schemes (I have turned off Likes for this reason, among others), I looked for a way to determine whether they were WordPress.com free blogs or self-hosted. I did not find any.
Their privately registered .com URL's did not match WordPress.com blog addresses, but who knows what blog address they might have linked to a custom URL, or, instead, if their .com's are self-hosted.
Anyone know of a way to determine whether a WordPress-powered blog is a free one or self-hosted? I would like to know so that I can report the scammers if they are using free blogs.
Am I correct in surmising that there's no point reporting a self-hosted blog for sham/scam/took-your-money-and-ran peddlers, because they are not riding on the WordPress.com free ticket, and thus are not subject to its selling/advertising restrictions?