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Pet Peeve of the Day: SPAM

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June 01, 2009 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: AM.DL2

My personal pet peeve of the day is related to spam, but not in the way that you think.  Sure people who fill my inbox and fill messages message boards with thousands of messages about how to enlarge this, or how to get cheap meds, or that I have a message waiting for me from a hot secret admirer, or that there is millions of dollars in Nigerian funds that they need my help getting out of the country, or how there's a problem with "my bank account," or where to gamble (much like the annoying person who filled up the front page of the CAPS blog list with ads this morning) are annoying, but they really are not the problem here.  No one would spam if there wasn't any economic incentive to do so.

The people who I have the problem with are the select few who are actually stupid enough to click through on spam ads or even worse even attempt to buy something like medication or increased manliness from these shysters.  Who are the idiots who are making spamming economically viable?  For the life of me I can't understand who would be stupid enough to fall for this garbage...but someone must because if no one did then they wouldn't do it.  If you're smart enough to turn on a computer, you should be smart enough not to fall for this carp.  Good grief.

On the bright side, there is a whole industry of people who mess with these spammers popping up out there.  If you haven't seen the sites that some of the people who mess with the "419" I have millions of dollars that I need your help accessing scammers have put up, you need to check them out.  They're hilarious.  Here's a link to one of them:

http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com/

This message doesn't have a lot to do with investing, but at least it helped push this annoying spam off of the CAPS front page :).

Deej

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 01, 2009 at 7:09 AM, TMFBabo (100.00) wrote:

Please block user mikedor! 23 blog posts in June and it's only the 1st! The blogs take you to a gambling site. 

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#2) On June 01, 2009 at 7:40 AM, TMFDeej (99.27) wrote:

Yep, I don't have the power to blog that guy, but I reported it to TMF.

Deej

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#3) On June 01, 2009 at 7:49 AM, isusan (< 20) wrote:

Here's another to delete.... Arrakys

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#4) On June 01, 2009 at 10:18 AM, outoffocus (23.23) wrote:

Whats even more annoying is that these posts should be deleted and they arent.  As a matter of fact these accounts should just be shut down altogether. I still believe that CAPS should have a 3 consecutive post limit.  Like you shouldn't be able to post more than 3 blogs within the same hour or some other timeframe. CAPS should be about everyone having a voice if they so choose, not the squeakiest wheel gets the front page.

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#5) On June 01, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Deepfryer (27.79) wrote:

I feel the same way. If people would just stop clicking their links and buying their penis-enlarging products, spammers would go out of business in a hurry. Unfortunately, spamming is so cheap that it only takes a couple of idiots to make it profitable. The only solution is to get some tougher laws passed and start throwing these lowlifes in prison.

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#6) On June 01, 2009 at 2:12 PM, OldEnglish (28.22) wrote:

Ebola Monkey Man has some of the funniest rhymes ever when he's posing as "Black Mic" the rapper.  Brutal. Thanks for the link.

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