Monday, June 23, 2008

#24: Spammers

Let me see if I've got this right. There's some loser out there, right now, whose job is to fill up my email inbox with crap I don't want?

I don't get it. I simply don't get why people send this junk email. Are people really ordering viagra and cialis through spam email? Are they really buying pills to enlarge certain organs through someone in the junk mail folder? From porn to dating sites to "medical wonders", I just don't see how any company gets business out of spamming people's email.

Maybe it's just for name awareness. Maybe they figure that if I see the words Viagra or Cialis enough times, I may actually go buy their product. Maybe if I see the message "Be the biggest guy in the locker room" enough, I'll start to doubt my own prowess and order some of their magical enhancement creme...or pill...or whatever it is.

And does anyone ever fall for the "you've won the Australian lottery" scam? Or the "I own a bank in Nigeria, I need a place to put $42,000,000. Can I have your bank account information?" C'mon!

Let's be honest: There are plenty of companies out there who do their business online. And I can appreciate that. But what's the deal with the spam? Seriously? More importantly, I want to know what kind of loser sits at a desk all day sending these emails out. How does he sleep at night? I think there ought to be a law that doesn't allow you to send email from an illegitimate email address. That way, we'd have real email addresses and millions of Americans can send emails back to them...all day long. It's only fair, right?

Spammers: You Suck.

Oh...and...companies that I do business with who give my email address to spammers: You Suck Too!

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