Messenger Spammer Now Selling Anti-Spam Software… Via Messenger Spam
from the funny-how-that-works dept
Okay, see if you can follow how this little scam works. A company that made headlines a year or so ago by selling software to let people spam others via the Windows Messenger feature (not instant messaging, but the alert system that’s part of Windows as a whole – often used by sys admins to alert Windows users of certain things) is now in the anti-Windows Messenger spam business. They’ve stopped selling their spamming product and now, instead, are selling a product that claims it will block Windows Messenger spam. Here’s the kicker though: they’re advertising the product via Windows Messenger spam. The company claims they stopped selling the spamming product for moral reasons (though, they have no problems using it themselves to sell the anti-spam version…). The company also admits that, while they have an opt-out option, it doesn’t actually work (ah, details…). Meanwhile, there are pretty simple (free) ways to block these sorts of spam pop ups from getting on your computer.