Vigilante spam software costs money
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From Across the Pond, written by Andrew Robinson over at Spamfo:

We’ve seen the offering from Lycos, makelovenotspam which is no longer available, and the more recent software aimed at 419ers entitled the mugu marauder.  So what next, Spampires want you to pay to download software which has the same intention as the previous two.


The blurb:

“You can make spammers pay and make their millions of junk mails backfire on them.

While you are using Spampires®, it does the job for you, with no effort on your part.  You see it runs in the background and does your “dirty work” for you.  You don’t even have to look at the junk mail pages it opens.  All you see is a little icon showing you that it’s working for you.

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Spampires will work on any type of operating system and works with all types of internet connections.  It won’t slow you down when your surfing the internet or working online.”

Which is then followed by:

“You may think we’re crazy but after all of the time and research put into this, you can get Spampires and Start Making The Spammers Pay for only  $29.95 – $ 7.77”

 

So in short, you are expected to pay nearly…

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  1. I just can’t wait to click on that Paypal link.

    On one hand their site states:
    “We all know that clicking the opt out link at the bottom can actually just make you the target for even more junk in your email box. After all, if you didn’t opt in to get it then why would you think opting out is going to work. Spammers often use this as a trick to verify your email address.”

    Yet they then go on to encourage you to BUY their program which they tell you will:
    “open it, click through to the link and increase the spammers’ cost of doing business.”

    So the authors are generous enough to let us PAY THEM money for software that by their own admission would effectively INCREASE the level of spam we receive. Sounds like money well spent.

    I guess I just need to think long term. You know when (1) Spammers are bankrupt, (2)Spam is no more, (3) Spampires authors are rich, and (4) I’ve had to upgrade my ISP plan because all my bandwidth has been used up from visiting spammers sites.

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