Thursday, April 20, 2006

New spam/scam

In the last three days I have received nine emails that I would classify as a scam. It is about a stock and it is probably too good to be true. I can't even copy the message as it is a graphic image and not a standard text message. There is a 'removal' option that they specify at the bottom, but, it probably just confirms that they sent the mail to a live account and really start the spam stream.

If you want stock information don't take unsolicited notes, talk to a real financial planner or stock broker. They will do a fair bit of work identify what level of risk you can handle and make recommendations on what you should invest in. You also should do your own homework and research the companies before investing.

For the last 10 days the email in Yahoo has been approximately 2 spam for every legit email. One question for the legislators in the U.S. How effective do you think the CANSPAM act is because just the same amount of crap is migrating into my mailbox now?

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