demelo: What is the difference between a scammer and a spammer? Or are they the same?
Can you describe how these are different? Thanks.
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Answer by smm6196
A scammer is someone who offers a good or service in an attempt to con money out of you. A spammer is someone who repeatedly posts, or spams, a word or link on a website/forum.
get a certain amount of money from each click through and sale. A scammer is trying to get your identity so they can steal from you – either through identity theft or by draining your accounts through on line purchases.Answer by Gorden
a spammer is just annoying you through bulk emails. Granted a scammer may very well be spamming you but a spammer doesn’t necessarily want to scam you.Answer by Kelsey
Like someone that asks the same question 8 zillion times. That’s spamming.
A scammer is someone that pretends to be something they aren’t in order to get you to do something foolish, like invest in the nigerian scam, or give away your CC#.
Scam=Harmful, Spam=annoying.Answer by compcon
scammer – a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
spammer – someone who sends unwanted email (often in bulk)Answer by sound
You know what a scammer is — this is a general term for a conman, someone trying to rip you off. Of course he can also work over the internet, a very basic scam would be selling something via eBay and then taking the money without mailing the goods, or sending you broken goods: “The laptop was working when I sent it to you.” Other scams are much more elaborate.
Spam refers to all the unrequested e-mails that clog up your inbox. Since spam is by definition illegal, they are usually not for legitimate products but for shady stuff such as herbal Viagra, penis extensions, fake Rolexes and two horny coeds getting their freak on with each other.
The term refers to the luncheon meat which is parodied in a fairly obscure Monty Python sketch where a couple tries to order lunch in a café where they only serve spam: “We serve spam any way you like — raw spam, fried spam, spam teriyaki, spam inside spam, spam on a bed of spam, spam easy over …” Thence the expression “to get spammed”.
So spamming and scamming are not the same but loosely related. Spam is always a bit of a scam; a scam may occasionally rely on spam.
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