Sometimes I Feel So Naive

Posted: August 18, 2010 in Technology and Business
In the very earliest days of the Internet, I naively clicked on the link at the bottom of a spam that said, "Please take me off of your mailing list."
 
Of course, this is what the spammers wanted… for me to verify that they had indeed sent an email spam to a valid email address.
 
Boy, did I feel stupid when I figured this out!
 
I just read an article about mortgage fraud… and, while I haven’t fallen for such a ploy this time around (at least that I know of!), I must say I feel equally as naive… the fraud that’s going on is so simple and effective that I again feel silly I hadn’t considered the possibility.  Frightening.
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