Why do they keep on sending you SPAM?  Because it works.  A recent article in PC World contained a couple of very interesting statistics. The Nigerian "investment" scam is expected to gross $2 billion in 2003, making it that country's second-largest industry.... An accidentally exposed order log from Amazing Internet Products reveals that 6000 people in a four-week period paid $50 for a bottle of the herbal supplement Pinacle.  (That's $300,000 a month.) When sending emails costs nearly nothing, and the rewards are so great, you can't imagine that spammers are going to stop any time soon. The article continues to advise you to delete the emails without responding. [PCWorld.com - Latest PC World News Stories]

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.