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Target Text Spam

January 28th, 2013

In January 2013, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Target for allegedly sending advertisements via unsolicited text messages to consumers’ cell phones. (Kenneth Hill v. Target Corp., Case No. 13-cv-00041) &nbs

Coca-Cola Text Spam

December 31st, 2012

In December 2012, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Coca-Cola Co. and its marketing firm Mozes Inc. for allegedly sending thousands of unsolicited text messages to consumers without permission in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  (Philips v. Mozes Inc. et al., Case No. 12-cv-4033) &nbs

Pharmaceuticals Top the Spam List

December 29th, 2011

Spam levels have dropped to a 3-year record low, reports security firm, Symantec, in their November 2011 Intelligence Report.  But before you start jumping up and down with excitement, keep in mind that over 70% of e-mail traffic (estimates vary from 8 billion to 294 billion messages per day) is still composed of spam.  Pharmaceutical

Elena F From Russia

February 5th, 2014

Not to be had for love or money. Well, definitely not love.

Surface Protection Plus

November 8th, 2013

We got this spam email advertising “Surface Protection Plus,” which is a . . . something. The website doesn’t ever explain quite what Surface Protection Plus is, but it appears to be some kind of floor laminate. We clicked on the links in the spam emails — which by the way is a bad idea

You Have Exceeded the Email Quota Limit

October 18th, 2013

We were forwarded this suspicious looking e-mail that pretends to be from Google, telling you that you’ve exceeded the e-mail quota limit. Something is pretty fishy, considering that a quota is a limit to begin with, and it’s also not possible to exceed a limit by definition. Also this e-mail was sent to an

Phillip A. Flora

October 8th, 2012

Phillip A. Flora   Shameful Act: Claiming to be affiliated with a government agency, Phil sent over 5 million illegal spam text messages in a 40-day period according to a 2011 FTC complaint. The texts promised to help home owners with loan modifications and anyone who responded, even to say “Stop texting me,” had their information forwarded

Internet Scams: Avoiding Fraud on the World Wide Web

June 26th, 2012

Over 200 million people in the U.S. are now Internet users.  Many of our daily activities – reading the news, watching movies, paying bills, buying products, and even catching up with friends have moved to the virtual space.  As we spend more time online, is it any wonder that scam artists and criminals have shifted

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