Feel Like Spamming the Spammers

ReD

Hall of Famer
Mar 27, 2013
I see a few posts today & unfortunately clicked on one from a spammer

What kind of thought process goes on to make them think they are doing something worthwhile & to their own benefit ?

Or are they just paid to disrupt?


Wish I had the expertise to return spam & hack them off
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
They're done by machine so no thought required. It costs so little to spam that even a tiny number of clicks can be profitable
 

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
Thanks Luke. I am glad I missed the spam because I had no internet connection for a while.
 
Aug 13, 2011
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
Part of the "revenue in a click" is your ip address showing as "live" for future targeting purposes, I'm afraid. For the same reason never ever click on a link in a spam email, or respond or a spam text or call - you are worth more as a proven living person than as just a speculative target.

Sent from another Galaxy
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I'm surprised the spammers even get to register... I can't recall, does the site use a CAPTCHA for registering, and, are there any antispam plugins in use? (think of akismet for starters, which has a plugin for forums but not sure about vbulletin)
 

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