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Ad placement spam

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, May 31, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I assume everybody gets spam e-mails like this, right?

    So, for the life of me, I can't figure out the catch. How do they make money off these e-mails?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    the 3 percent on the loan, silly...
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    So, I responded to this guy. I quoted an ad rate of $100 per day. He sent back a credit card number.
  4. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    Possible scenario:

    In a few days he asks you to go ahead and bill him for two months in advance and to send a confirmation when you've charged the card.

    A few days after that he writes to say he's had to cancel the promotion due to overwhelming response. Could you please send him a cashier's check for the balance: $5,400 minus a $540 gratuity to you for the inconvenience.

    You write the check for $4,860 and he quickly cashes it.

    About a week the authorities inform you the cedit card was stolen and they'd like you to do some 'splaining.
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