Sometimes I am almost tempted to click some of those insane spam-mails, just to see what happened. Such as this one:
WARNING! ADULT CONTENT HAS BEEN DETECTED ON YOUR COMPUTER!
YOUR EMAIL INBOX HAS BEEN SCANNED AND REPORTED TO THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES
SEX CHARGES MAY VERY WELL BE FILED AGAINST YOU RIGHT NOW!
It goes on to tell me that there may be charges filed against me, and that my spouse might find out about the adult content of the files on my computer and my email-box. But they can save me. If I just click the link below, I need not suffer this social expulsion.
What if I clicked the link? What would I give them? Would I start downloading a worm that ate all my files? Would I admit to my bad conscience and be registered in a file of people who use porn? Would I invite a Trojan Horse and give over the power of my computer to others? Would I be sold a 12-step program to get out of my self-admitted porn addiction?
I hate spam, and delete it as quickly as possible, but sometimes, just sometimes, I find myself wondering, with an odd, sick little thrill.... what if.