Phish Food

by Volker Weber

Spam feeds on stupidity. If you think that sending $60 to some con artist will make your penis bigger, you're stupid. If you think that buying a piece of paper that says you have a PhD from a “prestigious, non-accredited university” will make you look good at your next job interview, you're stupid. If you think that a penny stock is a good buy because a total stranger mailed you out of the blue to recommend it, you're stupid. And if you think that someone in China is really going to sell you an iPhone for half price or that Prince Paul Demango of Nigeria really has forty-five million dollars to share with you, you are dumber than a box of rocks. But there are people who believe all these things, and the proof of that is the unending torrent of spam in your inbox every day.

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