Has the Do Not Call list expired? I'm suddenly getting a trickle of telemarketing calls, and I am not happy about it. To me, those sorts of calls are nothing but spamming my phone lines. If any telemarketers happen to be lurking around, listen up: If I want to buy something, I will call YOU. Not the other way around.
I've heard rumors that cell phones are now fertile ground for telemarketers and that there is a separate Do Not Call list for them. Does anyone have any information about the veracity of this information? I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize, but I still resent it if these intrusions are going on.
We all know about e-mail spam. Its numbers are legion. Not a day passes that the in-boxes and spam filters on all my e-mail accounts aren't filled with it. G-mail is the worst for me. If I go a week without checking for and deleting spam, there will be over 300 waiting to be deleted. AOL is very good about filtering out spam; I only get a couple a day. This one was in my spam folder yesterday. I normally delete them all unread, but sometimes I'll look at them just to see if there's anything to play with. This one qualified.
VIAGRA $2. 60
CIALIS $2. 80
And many other items - quickrxpharm.com
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WTF?! I don't need Viagra. Or Cialis. Or bootleg drugs of any kind from an Internet pharmacy. I know that they generate countless spam e-mails, though. What I don't get is the nonsense that accompanies this one. This isn't the first time I've seen this, and this one is relatively benign in comparison to some I've seen. I own a number of online venues and I get these things all the time. Some of them carry on that nonsensical doggerel for two or three pages. Who knows what it even means? Geez, I've gotten them written largely in foreign languages, too. That's pretty maddening. If you want to hawk your wares, why not just send out an ad with a scruffy guy in a trench coat standing on a street corner asking, "Yo, deadwood, wanna buy some Viagra cheap?" Different strokes for different folks, I suppose.
It's ironic that after I'd sketched out a draft of this post last night, I was forwarded yet another junk e-mail. I got it because my name and sites are mentioned in a deleterious manner in it. Why whoever orchestrated this garbage thinks anyone in their right mind would be interested in it is beyond me. I guess you have to have the tools to probe into a very disturbed mind to try to find any glimmer of understanding about the motives behind this psychopathy. At one time, I might have found this sordid train wreck funny in a twisted and pathetic kind of way; now I see it only as sick and disgusting. I'd like to know why the person who generated it felt compelled to do so -- again. She used a disposable Yahoo addy (as usual) which routed it through Inktomi and Yahoo but failed to camouflage the actual point of origin, i.e.,
AT&T Internet Services SBCIS-SIS80 (NET-206-170-0-0-1)
22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
CALNET City of Los Angeles - ITA SBC206170104000030401 (NET-206-170-104-0-1)
188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
# ARIN WHOIS database
Duh. Of course, that tells me exactly who sent it. Why it keeps happening, outside of a clear case of social retardation, is anybody's guess. I guess some people have more time than brains. If Ms. Malign would now care to comment, come on out of anonymously malicious mode and go for it. After all, you've been waiting since 2:14 A.M. for your chance.
We get junk faxes at work all the time. We get unsolicited offers to buy stocks, time shares, medical plans, drugs -- you name it. This garbage does not entice us to buy anything. It just pisses us off that they're using our paper and toner to spam us and tying up our fax line so our legitimate faxes are delayed. We always call the "remove" number in small print at the bottom, but who knows whether that will really stop them.
And then we have mailbox spam. I get so much junk mail that if I don't stay on top of it, it would multiply out of control in a week. And because so much of it is credit card offers and the like, I bought a shredder. These multitudinous offers are so easy to "accept" that I consider them an open invitation to identity theft. All I need is to get a call from a telemarketer some day demanding to know where the payment for the Porsche I bought on credit is.
If you're going to manufacture a product, by all means advertise it. That's what you're supposed to do, and I wish you the best with it. If I see an ad for your thingy that's remotely attractive and I'm interested in trying the product, I just may buy it. But call me, e-mail me, bombard me with paper ads -- spam me -- and I will never, ever, ever in any of my lifetimes buy your lousy product. Word.
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