February 22, 2003

A professional spammer is a con-man scammer lying thief

For some email I just wrote:

"Some days, I think about writing a book on civil-liberties activism. One chapter would be about getting fooled. My thesis there is that since civil-libertarians are fundamentally good-hearted, dedicated, people interested in fighting injustice, they are also particularly vulnerable to manipulative liars. And a professional spammer is almost by definition a con-man scammer lying thief (really - I do not mean this hyperbolically - spam is overwhelmingly made up of frauds - pump-and-dump stocks, sex lures, phony diets, get-rich-quick schemes, etc.)"

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in spam | on February 22, 2003 11:51 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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