I got a piece of spam today. Most of it was very ordinary, telling me about hot college students who are having wild crazy monkey sex on their webcam in order to raise money and stay in school.
Now, I read mail with a text-only reader (Pine), so whenever anyone sends me a Java Script, I get their code instead of whatever they wanted me to have. With that in mind, check this out:
Madeline,Natalie, and Vida's Sorority Cam
WEB CAM STATUS: ONLINE PEOPLE VIEWING: var num = 0; num=Math.floor(90*Math.random()+150); document.write(num);
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
PEOPLE VIEWING: <the random number>
So, the “people viewing” part is a complete lie, as is the bit that purports to tell whether or not the webcam is up, since there’s no code attached to that piece of the spam at all.
Is this false advertising, under the legal sense of the term? Where does advertising law stand with regard to e-mail? Can I make a summer project out of harassing these people?