As one who always tries to see humor in even the least-suspected places
I applaud your directed effort, trickyd!ck
It was a smile, at least.
The excellent explainations given by groovicus
are really some sad but truefacts of life online
So much time and effort, and dollars too, are spent to make a valuable tool
such as the internet prosper and afford us world-wide information.
It is maddening to think the volume of traffic is so
disgustingly lop-sided in favor of
spammers and con artists.
The work will continue.
Nothing is perfect.
We can try.
In understanding the problem(s) the solutions can't be far away.
It will be appreciated when sufficient nimbers of online users are adequately defensive.