Comments

Dennis Martin September 29, 2012

Well, that’s kind of bad news, since I always have high respect for Aussies, and I really don’t think they’re that gullible when it comes to spam. But studies are studies. Let me just say this, though: this problem affects everyone, not just the Australians; and I think there are plenty of times when we ourselves have been so gullible to spam. In fact, I had to be duped twice before I became more careful with regards to spam, and even if I read a lot about it, it’s still doesn’t assure me I won’t fall for traps again, especially since spammers have become crafty.

Carly Shaman October 1, 2012

I didn’t know Aussies can be pretty gullible. The post was actually right. The country has good laws, and they are some of the most professional people I’ve ever seen. Very learned. However, I’d like to think that in this day and age, almost anyone can just fall into any kind of Internet scam and spam especially if it sounds so good. And yes we can always point the blame toward our economy. I think Australia is doing good economically, yet it also doesn’t hurt if its people “earns on the side.” I’m just wondering is there a universal law for spam?

Faith October 1, 2012

I agree with the sentiments of a lot of people who get to read this survey: everyone is gullible! It’s just unfortunate that the Australians have been singled out. But for the Aussies out there, never worry because you’re not alone. I can be very vulnerable to them too, especially if I encounter a new spam technique or subject. Sometimes the emails sound so real you really want to send a reply or click on the link. Spam definitely takes a lot of effort at your end. You need to analyze emails from unknown sources because you don’t want to be wrong. Who knows, it might be a legitimate email after all yet you ignored it?

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