Saturday, September 25, 2004

Bogus Email Part 2:

Email Scam Warning!

They all start out the same way…


Government Lower's Interest Rates AGAIN

Dear Sir or Madam,

Enter with a chance to win tickets...

Congratulations you have been selected as the winner in the XYZ lottery.

We are pleased to inform you…

Your email address was selected…

You have been selected as a winner to…

You’re the lucky winner…

Public Service Announcement
International Lottery Scams

You may receive a certified check for up to $400,000 U.S. CASH!
One Lump sum! Tax free! Your odds to WIN are 1-6."

"Hundreds of U.S. citizens win every week using our secret system!
You can win as much as you want!"

Sound great? It's a fraud.

I wrote about this in a previous blog but this type of activity is climbing at an alarming rate. The place to put these is in the Email Junk Mail Trash Heap.

Also, contact the various authorities.

To report telemarketing fraud of any kind, contact your state Attorney General.

The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

The Email Junk Mail Trash Heap

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I have had It!

By: James A. Warholic

My cookie trash can on my computer fills up faster than I can eat a cookie.

Every day I receive dozens of cookies in, unsolicited B2B and B2C emails from all kinds...

View: (USA, ethics B2B and B2C federal, International foreign country E-mail cookie policies, ecommerce marketing b2c b2b differences e-Mail spam, "ID" identity theft & electronic mail threats, USPS, regulations, ethical and legal issues of B2B sites, banking, the law, E-commerce legal issues, Internet marketing goverment spyware, "IT" security and viruses issues, HTML email and cookies "security" e-mail "Phishing" spoof, Online security, FTC Can-Spam Law, Ezine Newsletters electronic magazines, Email Identity theft, consumer privacy, counterfeit Bank Quarterly Statement Notices, fraudulent online mortgage, companies privacy account information, popup window steal email personal info, phony non-profit organizations, Non Private Privacy Policy "disclaimer", release of private information, shared by some online service providers, info shared with PPC (Pay Per Click) advertisers, eCommunications Information and non-disclosure agreements, IT - (Information Technology) and viruses e mail security, e-Mail privacy, Direct Marketing via email, vs. postal mail junk, email Charity scams, bogus Lottery Email, Stock Investing spams And scams), and cookie viruses in emails.

Before we used email on computers to the extent we do today we would surf through the postal mail and toss out the junk.

As far as I am concerned the majority of B2B and B2C emails being generated today are in the same category from companies that they themselves are "junk". They promise everything from get rich schemes to spamming you with garbage and viruses.

Stop and share your stories about your "Junk Email Junk Mail Trash Heap"

Remember: Above All - Tell It Like It Is, and Do it With Style!

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