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Spams & Scams


Spam is any unsolicited email you might receive. It is one of the ugly "unintended consequences" of the Internet and the powerful personal computing tools that are now common in the workplace and in our personal lives. Spam has become one of the most annoying and disruptive phenomenon of email services. At last report it amounts to nearly 75% of all Internet traffic!

The State of Washington does have an anti-spamming law and there are other states and federal legislative initiatives to outlaw Spam. While all these legal efforts are welcomed, they will not by themselves stop the spamming. It is a complicated worldwide problem.

Links to useful reference sites are listed below.

Scams & Hoaxes

The Internet can be a confusing and sometimes dangerous place to obtain and exchange information. It has become a very popular place for hucksters, swindlers, fools and flimflam artists to push their pitches, deceptions and lies. It can be very hard, at times, to know what to believe. The links listed below are good sources of information about Internet messages, myths and malicious schemes. They provide good information about what should be avoided, ignored or deleted from your electronic world.

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Last Updated: December 1, 2009