Why do "Spammers" SPAM?

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2013/10/10 08:04:54 (permalink)

Why do "Spammers" SPAM?

Is there money to be made?
 
If so, how?
 
Is it just mischief?
 
If so, say no more; I'm an economist, not a psychiatrist.  (There is no rational explanation for those little, vindictive trolls who practice their "art' in their mother's basement, dressed in their underwear).
 
Maybe I'm just stupid or naive, but I cannot see the point in it.
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    felix4067
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    Re:Why do "Spammers" SPAM? 2013/10/10 16:30:07 (permalink)
    There is a ton of money to be made, because a frightening number of people who you would otherwise think were smart are actually stone stupid, and click on the links. Just like legitimate advertising, money is made per click, or per view, or however they have it set up.
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    Re:Why do "Spammers" SPAM? 2013/10/10 19:03:46 (permalink)
    felix4067

    There is a ton of money to be made, because a frightening number of people who you would otherwise think were smart are actually stone stupid, and click on the links. Just like legitimate advertising, money is made per click, or per view, or however they have it set up.


    Wow!  
    I hope "buy-Viagra-&-Xanax-best-prices-from-MetroplexJim" isn't taken yet.
    I can't wait for the $$$ to start rolling in!!!
     
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    Re:Why do "Spammers" SPAM? 2013/10/10 21:10:34 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim


    Wow!  
    I hope "buy-Viagra-&-Xanax-best-prices-from-MetroplexJim" isn't taken yet.
    I can't wait for the $$$ to start rolling in!!!



    Ok I've been clicking and clicking on that link and it just doesn't seem to work. Damn!
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    Re:Why do "Spammers" SPAM? 2013/10/11 06:52:30 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim

    Is there money to be made?

    If so, how?

    Is it just mischief?

    If so, say no more; I'm an economist, not a psychiatrist.  (There is no rational explanation for those little, vindictive trolls who practice their "art' in their mother's basement, dressed in their underwear).

    Maybe I'm just stupid or naive, but I cannot see the point in it.
    "there's a sucker born every minute."
     
    And lots of people (not here of course) have larceny in their heart and think they can get something for nothing.

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    Re:Why do "Spammers" SPAM? 2013/10/11 07:33:21 (permalink)
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    MetroplexJim


    Wow!  
    I hope "buy-Viagra-&-Xanax-best-prices-from-MetroplexJim" isn't taken yet.
    I can't wait for the $$$ to start rolling in!!!



    Ok I've been clicking and clicking on that link and it just doesn't seem to work. Damn!


    When I fist wrote that post I did a www.obviously-fake-website and if you click it it will go harmlessly to your ISP's search page.  Still, I edited it so that it wouldn't; wouldn't want to be an unintententional spammer.
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    Re:Why do "Spammers" SPAM? 2013/10/11 10:20:25 (permalink)
    I really don't know who reads their Spam junk!!!!!  I have run, I have something cooking on my new UK kitchen..........
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    Re:Why do "Spammers" SPAM? 2013/10/11 12:52:04 (permalink)
    pnwchef

    I really don't know who reads their Spam junk!!!!!  I have run, I have something cooking on my new UK kitchen..........


    Calm down.
    Let me help. 
    I have wholesale pricing on Canadian Xanax and Valium!
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    Re:Why do "Spammers" SPAM? 2013/10/11 18:15:10 (permalink)
    Because they can?
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