Does just touching the post, to open it up, give positive feedback to the spammer? I’d think the spammer would somehow value having gullible prospective customers call their toll-free number, or log into their Website, not carry on a conversation on a forum on a Website to which they’ve posted. Does their computer have a worm that’s tracking any reply in Rick’s forum, not a direct PM to their made-up poster identity?
If they and their computer were really savvy, they’d realize that their postings were just generating a derisive or neutral response, and not eager customers. Must not take too much of the spammer’s time, money, or energy, but the annoying posts sure consume a lot of this forum members’ focus. The spammers are pests, no doubt about it. It a shame they can be more productive, or better at targeting their services to a better suited audience.