Plenty Of People Still Buying From Spam... Plenty Scammed By Spam Too

from the as-if-you-didn't-expect-that dept

Every few months we see a study about people who buy from spam, so it's no surprise to see yet another such study. This one, though, also shows that plenty of people buying from spam also got scammed by spammers. 11% of people say they've bought from spam, while 9% said they were scammed by spam. It certainly sounds like your chances aren't very good if you're buying from spam. At the same time, 39% admit to clicking on spammed URLs, most of whom now admit that they get more spam because of it (though, it's not clear how they know that the increase in spam is from clicking on the link, or just the growth of spam in general).

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  1. identicon
    dorpus, Jul 12th, 2005 @ 7:19pm

    Space Spam

    Tomorrow's shuttle explosion notwithstanding, will there be spam servers orbiting space? How about astronaut porn beamed down from satellites?

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    Ivan Sick, Jul 12th, 2005 @ 7:29pm

    Re: Space Spam

    You WISH, dude.

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    dorpus, Jul 12th, 2005 @ 8:20pm

    Re: Space Spam

    What, are you saying the shuttle isn't going to go down over North Korea, Kim Jong Il isn't going to see the collection of hentai anime porn on board, Americans aren't going to be able to sit in front of their TV's with family-sized tubs of popcorn, while internet-controlled stealth bombers don't drop illegal copies of really bad Hollywood movies that makes North Koreans die of boredom? Surely, this demands answers.

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  4. identicon
    blorpus, Jul 13th, 2005 @ 6:29am

    Re: Space Spam

    Sounds like the dorpus forgot to takes its meds again.

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  5. identicon
    Kat, Aug 10th, 2006 @ 12:36pm

    Re: soboba indian casino

    Ahh....the irony. A spam message within an article about spam. How fun! ^_^

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