Ever wonder how spammers are making money in 2018? Here we have 12 online marketers weigh in on this.

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Sam Deane

Mass E-mailing

Mass mailing.

Emailing commercial messages without consent.

Travis Anderson


Make money online Facebook groups…
Spamming the comments in people YouTube vids…

Mike Sims

PMs from Facebook groups. Courses with no value. Services that don’t work.

Travis Anderson

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Travis Anderson

I was on a site the other day that was fishing locations click on it and get directed to some new medieval fantasy online game.. probably a cpc or cpa offer

Amrit Pal Singh

Phishing Scam

They do mass mailing and make people visit there web page (phishing page) and pretend to be paypal or any other bank, then they ask victims to access there account and put there details, then they use those details, whether it’s credit card details or bank account login details.

James Ewell


Driving traffic to shady sites selling shadier products
– Flat out fraud
– Phishing schemes (I guess this is part of the fraud mentioned above)
– Adding recipients nefariously to solo ad lists to inflate mailing numbers, thus charging more

Thane Pullan

Fake FB Accounts

Fake facebook profiles, email spam, fake dating profiles although apparently the dating site owners also do fake profiles, I was interested in a white label dating site but couldn’t guarantee the source wasn’t engaging in fake dating, so no thanks, contact form spam, i’m always getting emails about how my rant blog needs more customers. yes phishing but also they take hacked sites and email your password claiming that they hacked your computer and to send bitcoin. speaking of bitcoin, pump and dump crypto/stock scams

Nathan Wilde

Backlink sellers who create fake FB profiles and post in all the link sales groups.

Matt Castetter

There’s the classic “ihave a hearing impairment and an independent contractor providing content who I’d like you to pay on my behalf and do you accept credit cards?” vector. That one’s still very much alive and well – I just got one of those posted to my web dev co through Yelp.


The $25,000 cars posted to LetGo, Craigslist, etc with $2000 prices and direct email addresses superimposed on the photos are another major vector.

I’ve seen these go a few different ways – in one case the spammer claimed to be selling the car via Amazon and sent me to a phishing page.

The common theme is that the seller is overseas and will have the car delivered. Sometimes the seller is a grieving parent, other times in the military and just shipped out. I got two of these scammers on the hook simultaneously one time, and managed to aim them at each other.

By the end of the day I was getting emailed dick pics and called a f*g. Rule of thumb – if the car looks too cheap AND the seller needlessly lists off boilerplate vehicle features, especially in the headline…. just flag that sh* and move on.

Naveen Kulkarni Haha. Best of ones I came across are people selling links on Huffington Post for $997. Those links actually doesn’t mean anything since Link from a new blog post carries page authority of regardless of domain authority.

Omid Khan


All sorts of random cold approach, linkedin, phone calls, emails.

I hate it all.

Every last one is a waste of time and energy and a high waste on their end as well. Oh videos on youtube that have no voice, they write on notepad only or have these annoying robotic readers of a piece of text because they cannot speak English without extreme difficulty for listener to understand.

Facelessness is a big sign of a spammer. They also LIE through their teeth.

Some dude named Saad approached me on linkedin for sales gen just a few days ago, showing himself with 500+ connections in NYC. He asked me the first question in our “10 min” call why did you choose us?

WTF, foo, you chose me. I informed him his game seemed better than other spammers ?, he had a calendy and he seemed to be based in NYC.

He immediately informs me he is not located in the US. On a 2nd check on his linkedin profile, I noticed he has a very unprofessional picture with dang near a tank top on. I fell for crap one last time.

No more.

I even asked him if he has a website or if he can email me what we discussed and his answer was like I do not want to waste my time if you are really not that interested and he wanted to charge $1500 a month flat to bring me 7-15 US leads or $500 per signed up lead.


At those kinds of prices I can just hire a commission based US person right here in my city to go around and sell for me. Not sure what some people think this is and not sure what kinds of suckers fall for these fools.

I wish there was an international body that could handle this stuff across platforms and I wish Google and others institute solutions that give customers options. I do not like to be contacted by clients nor contractors nor recruiters nor anyone else outside of my country or state say. This globalization part online, seems to benefit the wrong parties more than the right ones.

Matt Castetter

Star Rating

The really effective ones build review websites and list your business on them. then when people post positive reviews they dont show those, but if someone posts a nasty or hateful one, the promote it. so they can call you up 5 times a week to upsell you on advertising and helping get more reviews on their site.