I am usually spared from terrible spams mainly because till recently, I was overly protective of my email address. Thanks to that, some of the spam in my mailbox do get a second glance once in a while – and today I got one which was addressed to me along with my home address which I had six years back , right down to the unit, level, block and postal code. It was a regular spam from a guy who claims to have a variety of chronic illnesses and wants help in drilling oil. I could not imagine myself ever giving out such information to unreliable sources (yes, I am paranoid by default) – seriously, where do they get such information from !?!
The next time I have to hire a person for market research, I wouldn’t be too quick to pass up spammers.