The Ugly Truth About Spam

By Deane Barker on August 6, 2003

Swollen Orders Show Spam’s Allure: Apparently, it works.

An order log left exposed at one of Amazing Internet Products’ websites revealed that, over a four-week period, some 6,000 people responded to e-mail ads and placed orders for the company’s Pinacle herbal supplement. Most customers ordered two bottles of the pills at a price of $50 per bottle.

Sadly, all these 6,000 people are now quite exposed, and — I would imagine — not happy about it.

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  1. From personal experience, I say DON’T sign up and leave your email address with ANYTHING about health. The odds are too great that they will SPAM you!

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