He sent 500 e-mails a day and usually received about seven replies. Shepherd would then take over.
“When you get a reply, it’s 70% sure that you’ll get the money,” Samuel said.
That’s roughly a 1% success rate for each spam mail. Goodness gracious, this isn’t just lucrative, it’s a flippin’ cash cow. No wonder the tide of spam runs ever higher.
And it really gives you an appreciation for, uh, the average intelligence of people. I wonder if any attempt to stem the tide can be successful under such preconditions.
8-ball: My reply is no.