I would imagine that if you mention the words ‘spam’ and ’email’ to most people, then they will associate those two words with something very much like this –
Or at least that’s what they would have you believe.
Have you ever wondered why spam email continues unabated, growing at an alarming rate, when just about everyone says they hate it?
Could it be because, secretly, 29% of the internet population has bought something pitched to them through junk mail?
Whilst publicly slating spam email, almost a third of internet users have found the following illegal, or at least slightly dubious, items via their inboxes –
- pirated software
- fake designer watches
- counterfeit designer clothes
- restricted drugs
- prescription medicines
Have you ever purchased something through spam email and, if so, why?
Thanks to Kim Woodbridge for the inspiration for this post.