Spammers Struggling, Moving Overseas
from the maybe,-maybe... dept
Yet another in a long line of “spammer profiles.” This one focuses on two grandparents who spam for a living – but claim that times are tough for spammers, and they may have to declare bankruptcy. I’m sure we all pity them and the “free speech rights” go on and on about. The article does a good job pointing out how spammers are quite different than direct mail companies – no matter what the spammers claim. It also points out, however, that spammers are all setting up shop overseas, where it will be even more difficult to track them down once the US law legalizing most spam goes into effect. I’m still wondering why no one is demanding that, if we must pass such a terrible law, why don’t we have some clear review point, six months from the law going into effect that will show how much more spam is being received? If it shown (as most of us suspect) that the law does nothing to stop spam (and may even help increase it), then shouldn’t a Plan B be lined up?