As technology continues to advance, it's becoming easier for spammers to target unsuspecting internet users. At their best, spammers are an incredibly annoying part of digital life. At their worst, they prey on the most naive members of society. Perhaps that's why it's so satisfying to watch the tables turn on the spammers of the world.
Some people, like James Veitch, have become experts in embarrassing spammers. Others have tricked their would-be scammers into elaborate tasks, like joining a fictions religious order. More and more people are becoming digital vigilantes and coming up with new and creative ways to get revenge against spammers. These underappreciated heroes are doing what most of us have only dreamed of: sticking it to those responsible for the thousands of unread emails in our inboxes.