Talk about long odds.
A recent study done under not-so-scrupulous terms showed that spam e-mail has about a one in 12.5 million chance of suckering the recipient into a sale.
Jim Carrey’s character in “Dumb and Dumber” apparently isn’t the only one who would see possibility in those odds. Even returns that poor, given the volume of e-mails being sent, are enough to make spammers a cheap buck.
From the study:
Yet even with this apparently abysmal response rate of less than 0.00001 per cent, the researchers still estimate that the controllers of a network the size of Storm are still bringing in about $7,000 (£4,430) a day or $3.5m (£2.21m) over a year.
(Hat Tip: The Daily Dish)