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posted 11/30/2008 10:23:34 PM |
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> Here is a nice little tidbit of information that came my
> way. So if any of you are wondering why I didn't return
> something to you that said something like "if I
> don't get this back I'll....or, "See how many
> flowers you can get back", or
>
> " Forward this to 10 people in the next 5 mins. or
> something bad will happen to you", etc.
>
> The following is why I don't send them back.
>
> Advice from Snopes.com
>
> 1) Any time you see an E-Mail that says forward
> this on to '10' of your friends, or sign this
> petition, or you'll get bad luck, good luck, or
> whatever, it almost always has an E-Mail tracker program
> attached that tracks the cookies and E-Mails of those folks
> you forward to.
>
> The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets
> forwarded and then is able to get lists of 'active'
> E-Mails to use in SPAM E-Mails, or sell to other spammers.
>
> 2) Almost all E-Mails that ask you to add your name
> and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter
> years ago that asked people to send business cards to the
> little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book
> of Records for the most cards.
>
> All it was, and all any of this type of E-Mail is, is a way
> to get names and 'cookie ' tracking information for
> telemarketers and spammers - - to validate active E-Mail
> accounts for their own profitable purposes.
>
> You can do your friends and family members a GREAT
> favor (PLEASE) by sending this information to them; you will
> be providing a service to your friends, and will be rewarded
> by not getting thousands of spam E-Mails in the future!
>
>
> If you have been sending out (FORWARDING) the above
> kinds of E-Mail, now you know why you get so much SPAM!
>
> Do yourself a favor and STOP adding your name(s) to
> those types of listings regardless how inviting they might
> sound! You may think you are supporting a GREAT cause, but
> you are NOT in the long run. Instead, you will be getting
> tons of junk mail later! Plus, we are helping the spammers
> get rich! L et's don't make it easy for them!
>
> Also: E-Mail petitions are NOT acceptable to
> Congress or any other organization. To be acceptable,
> petitions must have a signed signature and full address of
> the person signing the petition.
>
>

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