It seems that more and more these days I’m getting spammed. I get email spams at home on un-used email addresses. I get email spams at work. I get comment spam (not as much anymore, though). I even get contact form spam. This all in addition to regular, good ol’ junk mail – aka tangible spam.
I laugh every time a new spam slips through my spam filter – which, by the way, seems to be more and more – because the subject lines are becoming more and more... hmmm... creative-ish:
What in the world does any of that mean? I immediately mark them all as junk and move on with my real mail, but it really begs the question that if I’m receiving more and more spam, is everyone else, too?
The one thing that I’ve never understood about spam is that how can it be cost-effective to push out as much crap as they do? Is it really someone’s business model to spam people like crazy and hope they score money from some sucker? Maybe so, I suppose that’s why phishing is so prevalent.
But I just can’t wrap my head around the idea of actually clicking on anything in those emails. Nor do I think anyone else does...
Apparently, I’m wrong. According to page 11 of this study of how men and women use the internet, six percent of men and five percent of women have “ordered from spam.”
What are they ordering!?! Vioxx? Replica watches? Stocks you’ve never heard of?
If you’ve ordered from spam, let me know so I can forward all of mine to you.