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Apart from obvious 'dragging down to their level' in which this method results, isn't it illegal? Are people who have put together this web page and promoted it's use in danger of authorities deciding that they too, are contributing to daily plague of spam? I do hope not, as I know their intentions are based in a sense of fighting a huge, common evil.
I heard that first 'high profile' case against a spammer in U.S., resulting in a hefty jail term, concluded only last week. I know that wheels of 'justice' do turn slowly, in almost everything but I believe reason for that is so that mistakes and more injustices do not result.
That is my concern with Internet citizens deciding to, as I said, take law into their own hands and perhaps overlooking where their actions may backfire, or worse, give spammer an even more powerful tool with which to assault their victims. I shudder to think what spammers, especially those who fall victim to this new idea, might do if they find identity or email addresses of devisor/s of this idea.
We have relatively new laws to deal with spam and it's perpetrators. As I said, there has been, to my knowledge only one 'notable' and 'highly publicized' instance of law at work, where Internet community has been able to feel a sense of 'justice' and, yes......payback, revenge, whatever. Give Law a chance.
Again, I do understand need for action and I know exactly how people feel about those who would spoil one of communication, information and media marvels of this, and last century. However, I think we need to, at least, give law a chance to make a difference before we even think about resorting to such means to dissuade spammers from plying their trade. If to no one else, we owe it to ourselves.
Stephen Brennan runs the ‘Home Based Business and Affiliate Center’- http://www.online-plus.biz and is the author of ‘The Affiliate Guide Book’ - The definitive guide to becoming a successful Internet Affiliate (at little or no cost) - available at http://www.ebooks.online-plus.biz