A new spam campaign in Japan is making use of an old consumer warning. It’s not selling anything or pushing malware, it’s what’s known as scare spam. The included links probably give some spammer increased ad revenue, but that’s it. …

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Man Wins Damages From Spammer in Precedent Setting Case

In a landmark case, EU judges have awarded a man unspecified damages after he sued UK retailer John Lewis for spamming him. The man, Roddy Mansfield, claimed the company started spamming him after he registered on their website. He claims …

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HELLO MY BELOVED IN THE LORD. I AM MRS. ALICE FLORES DUNU, A NATIONALITY OF BELIZE FORMERLY BRITISH HONDURAS, BORN IN THE STATE OF OHIO USA…[blah, blah, blah] …MY LATE HUSBAND WAS VERY WEALTHY AND AFTER HIS DEATH, I INHERITED …

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What To Do When Your Email Address Has Been Spoofed

If it hasn’t happened to you yet, chances are it will at some point. One day you’ll check your email and find hundreds, even thousands of “Mail undeliverable” bounce back messages. When you look at the message that bounced, you …

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May Spam Roundup

Summer is here! For many of us that means heading off for some fun in the sun but for spammers it’s busy season. You can expect to see travel spam, grad spam, and spam surrounding major summer events and holidays, …

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Bill C-28, the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act of 2010, has certainly caused quite a furor since it was introduced in 2009. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), as it’s more commonly known, first garnered ballyhoo over its severe proposed penalties …

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New Spam Campaign Targets Academia

A new type of spam is being targeted toward the academic world. Spam messages made to look like they are inviting the recipient to submit a paper have been detected. These messages, linked to less than reputable journals located overseas, …

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CASL vs. CAN-SPAM

Canada’s anti-spam law goes into effect June 1st, and if you are or plan to market to Canadian email addresses, you need to know being in compliance with CAN-SPAM doesn’t necessarily mean you’re automatically complying with CASL. You may need …

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Malicious Spam Campaign Hides Payload in Fake Gadget Files

A new malicious spam campaign aimed at Windows users has an interesting twist. The payload is hidden in Windows gadget files. Windows Gadgets, as you may recall, are the min apps that are displayed in the Windows sidebar in versions …

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Walmart: Brazil’s Biggest Spammer?

Brazil has absolutely no anti-spam laws or regulations in effect and the country’s citizens are paying the price. Inboxes there are routinely flooded with spam, and it’s all perfectly legal. Don’t think the recipients are okay with that fact though. …

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