Life of spam: Who's feeding the 'in' box?

To Jeff Blank, the email seemed legit. No message promising a free Xbox 360. No free Hawaiian vacation. No lotteries from down under writing with good news. It was his mortgage company in bold letters.

What had he done wrong? Was his payment late? Did his check bounce?

"It had the logo, and the look and feel of the company," Blank said of his inbox message, which spammers send in hopes of scavenging financial information from careless victims, "but the site points to some place in China." The Cushing Daily Citizen, Cushing, Oklahoma - Life of spam: Who's feeding the 'in' box?

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 27th May 2006 3:15AM