Wouldn’t you love to be able to stop spam? Listen and learn how the Tech Woes IT superheroes deliver a death blow and finally stop spam.
please! Well over fifty percent of the email I see every day is spam. Frequently, I spend at least an hour a day deleting this junk email. To be sure, spam detection methods have improved greatly in the last few years. Likewise, the spammers have greatly improved their evasion tactics, to bypass spam filters. In the meantime, spammers still make money. Until we succeed in making spamming economically unfeasible, spam will find its way to our inboxes. Do not encourage them. Don’t click their links or buy their products.
Following is a transcript
of a person concerned about spam and a devious tech support person. In this case, tech support guy is the one sending them spam. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Perhaps, it is a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my goofy attempt at geek humor. I welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below. If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by. Craig Herberg
Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support. How may we humiliate you?
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I keep getting spam for miracle vitamins. Can you help me?
Unhelpful tech support guy: Sure. Click on the link in the e-mail, and buy the vitamins.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: But I don’t want the vitamins.
Unhelpful tech support guy: I understand. The only way to make these spammers go away is to buy something from them.
Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Thank you for your help.
Unhelpful tech support guy: It’s always a pleasure helping people. [Aside] We’ve got another live one on the line. Ring up another sale.