Stop Spam Tips

Useful tips to help stop spam

The Single Most Amazing Way To Help Stop Spam

As we all know, Spam is a dreaded beast.It devours bandwidth and clogs our email in-boxes with badly written sales pitches for stuff we don’t want or need.We do everything in our power to stop spam; Use email filters Use disposable email addressees Not opening email with attachments from people we don’t know Not emailing personal or financial information Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software Forward phishing spam to spam@uce.gov There’s more, but isn’t that enough? Apparently not.

Tips On Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes

* To ensure contributions are received and used for intended purposes, make contributions directly to recognized organizations rather than relying on others to make the donation on your behalf…. * Do not provide personal or financial information to anyone who solicits contributions: providing such information may compromise your identity and open you to identity theft.To obtain more information on charitable contribution schemes and other types of online schemes, visit www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com.

10 Scams To Screen From Your Email

A good article from HillsboroughCounty.org listing common email scams along with detailed descriptions about “The Bait” spamers use to lure you into their scam, “The Catch” (there’s always a catch), and “Your Safety Net” — what you can do to avoid and/or not get taken by the email con artists.Ten Email Scams Covered Include; The “Nigerian” E-mail Scam Phishing Work-at-Home Scams Weight Loss Claims Foreign Lotteries Cure-All Products Check Overpayment Scams Pay-in-Advance Credit Offers Debt Relief Investment Schemes As always, don’t take the bait.

The FTC Top 12 Email Scams

FTC staff found that more often than not, bulk email offers appeared to be fraudulent, and if pursued, could have ripped-off unsuspecting consumers to the tune of billions of dollars.The FTC identified the 12 scams that are most likely to arrive in consumers’ email boxes…. Scheduling the vacation at the time you want it also may require an additional fee.You can file a complaint with the FTC by contacting the Consumer Response Center by phone: toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357); TDD: 202-326-2502; by mail: Consumer Response Center, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20580; or through the Internet, using the online complaint form.