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View poll results: Have you ever bought a product that you found via a spam email?
Yes 1 8.33%
No 11 91.67%
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Legitimate SPAM?
discoInferno 
4/9/08 9:23:32 PM
Charge

According to this story, 29% of people have legitimately purchased products advertised via a spam email they received.

http://www.marshal.com/pages/newsitem.asp?article=748&thesection=news

For me, the fact that the product is advertised via spam immediately starts the warning lights flashing. That these people then go about entering their credit card details to actually purchase the product just boggles my mind.

It was a fairly limited survey, so perhaps not representative of the internet community as a whole, so I thought why not have our own little poll as well.

So have you ever bought anything that you found via a spam email?

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bowiee 
4/9/08 9:56:56 PM
Hero
Titan


No because most spam I get keep offering me a larger penis, and I already have one :P. (But my wife says I am one) lol.

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1shot1kill 
4/9/08 10:02:58 PM
SuperHero
Colossus


Spam email? No.
Spam mail? Yes.

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Harden up, BITCHES!!

Quis custodiet custodes ipsos?

It's still rocket surgery. I just make it look easy, is all.

SquallStrife 
5/9/08 5:41:55 PM
Titan

Quote by discoInferno
According to this story, 29% of people have legitimately purchased products advertised via a spam email they received.

http://www.marshal.com/pages/newsitem.asp?article=748&thesection=news

For me, the fact that the product is advertised via spam immediately starts the warning lights flashing. That these people then go about entering their credit card details to actually purchase the product just boggles my mind.

It was a fairly limited survey, so perhaps not representative of the internet community as a whole, so I thought why not have our own little poll as well.

So have you ever bought anything that you found via a spam email?



The kinds of people that actually read their email spam are the kinds that do surveys like this. So no surprise, really.

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The ONLY fuel saving benefit of this product, is that the car expends less energy to accelerate, because your wallet is lighter.

SkitZaY 
9/9/08 7:57:10 PM
Serf
Why yes, I have purchased OODLES of Viagra and CHEAP SOFTWARE from all these informing emails.

:|

No.

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mohawk 
10/9/08 7:55:59 AM
Guru

Legit or not Spam is Spam to me it all gets deleted.

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