Spam has been around for a lot longer than computers or email, but weâ€™ve gotten used to it. Ever since I had a real world mailbox, itâ€™s been filled with spam every day. A percentage of my phone calls are spam. Some might even say that billboards on the side of a highway are some sort of road spam, or maybe not.
Mailbox spam is expensive. It wastes resources to print all those brochures that I just recycle immediately (which takes time). Phone spam costs a little of my time and there is a certain annoyance cost.
The most expensive spam, for me, is fax spam. It doesnâ€™t happen often, but it is perhaps the most costly and insidious form of spam. I say this because it uses MY paper and the ink in MY printer cartridges and ties up MY phone line. I donâ€™t have a choice. Then, I have to recycle it, just like mail spam.
Like email spammers, they are a clever bunch, in there own half-witted spammer ways. The fax spam I just received has an article on weight loss with a hand written note at the top by â€œJillâ€??. Here is what it says:
Here is the product I used to use all that weight and inches. Dr. Palmer down the hall told us about it. Everyone is losing weight on this stuff- it was proven on Dateline NBC. ~Jill
Wow Jill, I can't believe you took the time to write a hand written note just for me! Tell Dr. Palmer thanks for me! Iâ€™ll run out to the store right now!