Spammers Actually Deliver What You Order

Researchers surprised credit cards weren't abused
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2011 5:04 PM CDT
Buy something from these people and it's likely to actually turn up at your door.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Researchers probing the world of spam were surprised to discover that the email-box-clogging lowlifes of the Internet aren't quite as scummy as one would expect. The investigators, whose study involved making numerous purchases from spammers, found that the goods ordered—including pills and fake Rolexes—were usually delivered, reports Consumerist.

Not only did the spammers deliver the goods, the credit cards used for the purchases were not subject to fraudulent activity, and the email accounts used did not experience a surge in spam. The good customer service hasn't done the spammers much good, however: The researchers say their study has identified a way to kill off the spam industry—click through for that story.

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