Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spam is Scam

I ran across this video on Yahoo from abc news about internet spam. They were trying to figure out if you could actually win something from these spams and pop-up messages. It was very interesting. As a surprise, people can actally win stuff. haha who would have thought? They talked to this Wendy lady who said that she has won a trip to somewhere, a truck and even a tuxedo that his son wore for his formal. How crazy is that. But I wonder how many contests she has entered in order to get all that. Probably hundred of thousands. maybe it's just luck. Maybe she became pro at it. Whereas the reporter she made up few fake email accounts and even bought a pre-paid phone for this experiment. She got lots of spamming messages into her inbox, lots of phone calls offering her stuff and text messages that would have lead her to pay more money. But still no prize. Except for maybe a spam sandwich.

But for someone who is very alone and becomes really good at entering sweeptakes (and not get into identity theft or any sort of trouble) then why not try it. It would be nice to win a thing or two. But in all it is just a waste of time. I wouldn't take my chances. Internet is a very dangerous place.

Here's the link to the video I saw, in case you wanna watch.


  1. Katie!

    I'm so glad to have found this "new" blog! :) Keep on writing, it's always interesting.

    Take care :)

  2. Thank you Gen, i appreciate your time reaing my blog =] come back again