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Re: Suckers for Spam: When Will They Ever Learn?
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2008-12-03 14:24:06
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The old adage about a sucker being born every minute is no less true among respondents to spam. Dishonest people have always been trying to make a fast buck by duping others into confidence scams, and the Web has give those people an easy way to communicate with more potential marks. However, modern-day scam artists may be capable of making a faster buck from a lot fewer suckers. A recent study on spamming operations showed that spammers only need a response from one sucker out of every 12.5 million e-mails sent, usually by way of botnets and malware-infected computers.


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Posted by: devonbland 2008-12-03 14:28:27 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
If those were the sales ratios for any other kind of business no one would even dare do that kind of business. Those numbers are horrible. I would love to meet Mr. 1 out of 12.5 million. I'd be curious to know the kind of person that buys from spam! All you can do these days really is make sure you have a decent spam filter like SpamBully or spam bayes.
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