29 of Internet Users Have Bought Things From Spam Email Say It Aint So

29% of Internet Users Have Bought Things From Spam Email?? Say It Aint So!
29% of Internet Users Have Bought Things From Spam Email?? Say It Aint So!

Security company Marshal reports that their latest survey found 29% of respondents willing to admit that they have purchased something from a spam e-mail.

While that number seems pretty questionable, PCMag’s Appscout points to a related survey from Forrester in 2004 that found 20% of people say they have bought from spammers. In other words, if you believe these studies – it’s getting worse, not better.

Context

Marshal (no relation) says that global spam volumes are around 150 billion messages each day and have doubled for the year ending June 2008. We wrote in December about another study, also from a vendor in the anti-spam market, that concluded that 90...






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