Spam, spam, spam

Recently I've experienced an upsurge of spam email in my inbox. Out of curiosity, yesterday I decided not to delete any but to allow them to fill up my Junk Email folder. By the end of the day I had received 41 items, the most I could remember.

The main culprits were spammers promising to provide drinks that would reduce my waistline or drop my dress size (oi, watch it!), pills to overcoming erectile dysfunction, assistance with website development or promotion, video creation, and regrowth of hair (are these people spying on me?).

I can only surmise that someone somewhere takes up these offers, or why would they persist with this nonsense?