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Old 02-07-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Default A spam question...

I saw a site online that stated that more than 85 percent of the MILLIONS of emails that are sent out are spam.

So, here is my question.... Has anyone here EVER clicked on a spam email? If no one is clicking on the spam, and no one is buying the spam, then why do people keep sending, and sending and sending and sending it????

20yrsinBranson
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: NH
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Of course they do, there are still people out there that just don't get it and will open anything that shows up in their inbox.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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Ever buy one of those dumb get rich quick books or health books advertised on TV? Most people don't but someone is because advertising on TV isn't cheap. There's a sucker born every minute.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: NH
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Lets not forget the $20 worthless buffalo gold coins or the equally worthless 9-11 coins
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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So, here is my question.... Has anyone here EVER clicked on a spam email? If no one is clicking on the spam, and no one is buying the spam, then why do people keep sending, and sending and sending and sending it????
You answered your own question... Since they still send out bazillions of spam emails obviously they are still making money off of it ~duh~
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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Lets not forget the $20 worthless buffalo gold coins or the equally worthless 9-11 coins
At least when you buy the get rich quick book it tells you how to get rich, I'll let you in on the the secret.

Sell get rich quick books on TV!

You gotta laugh, "Make millions with my technique!".... my question is if you know how to make millions how come your on TV hawking books.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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At least when you buy the get rich quick book it tells you how to get rich, I'll let you in on the the secret.

Sell get rich quick books on TV!

You gotta laugh, "Make millions with my technique!".... my question is if you know how to make millions how come your on TV hawking books.
Now, now... You're not supposed to bring up common sense......
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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People are desperate, and that makes them stupid, and they do believe that there is a possibility they are related to a Nigerian prince that was killed in a plane crash. The thoughts of inheriting millions makes them stupid.

The also probably pay the "I'm bad at math tax" on a routine basis.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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People are desperate, and that makes them stupid, and they do believe that there is a possibility they are related to a Nigerian prince that was killed in a plane crash. The thoughts of inheriting millions makes them stupid.

The also probably pay the "I'm bad at math tax" on a routine basis.
IMHO greedy doesn't equal stupid
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I once counted the books on the shelf in a Borders bookstore that had titles implying that their advice would make you a millionaire. The number of books making that promise was larger than the number of millionaires in the whole city.

I have often wondered the same thing about Spam. But with a billion people on line, each one living about 20,000 days, that makes 50,000 new users every day, who do not yet know about the lurking dangers. There are people sending money to Nigerians every day.
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