Spam and scam: trends confirmed

why spam continues to fill up our boxes? because some of us continue to fall for it, enough obviously to make spam a viable option.
12% of Americans do open spam messages and fall in the trap according to the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)

Le spam séduit 12% des internautes nord-américains (JDN, 16 July 2009)

which seems in line with the following story: that the social networking firm spammed in order to get people to subscribe to its services. Le 3ème résau social US accusé de spammer l’Internet mondial (JDN, 10 July 2009). Obviously in breach of CAN-Spam Act and fined by the Federal Trade COmmission

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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