spam and scam

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by mathman, Mar 20, 2023.

  1. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    Both (spam and scam) are used to define negative messages. What exactly is the differrence?
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    No.

    A scam is a deliberate, dishonest attempt to defraud.

    Spam is merely bulk mail blast or similar form of mass advertizing. There is no intrinsic attempt to defraud.
     
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