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).