I was recently contacted by an individual claiming to have a large list of Skype, AIM, ICQ and other messenger contacts in the Niche that I work in and stated that he was able to send marketing messeges to that list and was selling on a PPM basis. I purchased 15,000 contacts in Sweden paying $1,000 up front and agreeing to pay an additional $1,000 after 10 conversions. I knew that it could be a scam, and it was, which bothers me obviously, but also leaves me thinking, is what he was selling real? I had never heard of it and the potential sounds great. This leaves me with 2 questions.
1. Is that what IM marketing is? I see talk of it on these forums all the time, but don't know what it is.
2. Is what he was offering real and possible, or just a nice thought?
Thank you for reading and answering (if applicable)