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Spam, B12 Worm

25 May

How can one reduce spam on their blogs? One way is to delete the article they are spamming over and over. You can run off the spamed article and send it to someone who can do something about it. In other words, report them. I actually have  a large file of the common spammers.

I had a B12 worm on my computer and had to have it removed by a professional computer repair  person. Actually it was my neighbor who has this type of business. You can download a way to remove it but when it is locked in there it is hard. You have to be careful because there are programs that want to attach on your computer. There are people who send out E-mails and articles that have spam attached. There are security programs that are not able to pick up this particular worm.

I am lucky to have an external hard drive where everything is being backed up day after day. It was worth the money.

 

Spam, Pranks, Untraceable Accounts, Finding Answers

09 Feb

There is a lot of spam out there. If you don’t have security on your computer you are putting yourself at risk. You could be sending out e-mails that may have spam attached to them. Check out how to track and trace spam:

http://spamlinks.net/

There is a person in Duluth, a law enformement agent that has a business tracking spam for court cases. He is Thomas Hoppenyan, Director of Applied Professional Services. His website is:  www.apsprotect.com or call him at:  218.628.3283. He has 25 people working for him.  He investigates fraud, arson, missing person, asset probs, and security. He is located at 323 W. Superior St. in the Duluth Skywalk. His biz was founded in 1994.

If you have never checked out “Family Watchdog” you should. This is a free site to warn you of the dangers of sex offenders moving into your area. Most recently I read aboput one in the paper. Be concerned if you teen is “getting sexting on the web.”

http://www.familywatchdog.us/

Ever wondered how kids and teens prank each other and you? We recently got a prank call. This is why we had an unlisted number for over 30 years. We love kids, but kids will have fun. There is a website they use. A student showed me.

http://www.prankdial.com/

Ever wondering about those people who you can’t trace their e-mails easily as a consumer? Gmail is the worst culprit. Write letters and complain to them. Write people who can make it it a law that the e-mails can be easily traced by the consumer.

There are other websites that these spams refer to and people use to hide their spams. Unfortunately there are tricksters out there. On Area Voices we see a certain amount of it.

http://www.hide.com

http://poxy.org

http://www.findme.com

http://www.unhidden.com

Ever wondered how you can report FACEBOOK abuse? There is a website:

www.facebook.com/help/?safety

Do you know of someone that has committed fraud? Does it gripe you? Report it to the government. There are fraud hotlines for  waste and abuse.

If it is fraud related to social security report it to this website:

http://www.ssa.gov/oig/hotline/

 

Spam and Phishing

14 May

You can go online to this website:

http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm

You can e-mail the governement or rather The Federal Trade Commission that protects consumers at:

spam@uce.gov

This is where you can forward all phishing messages. The messages are stored in a data base where law enforcement agencies can use them in their investigations.

There are people doing things illegally here in Duluth, spam, phishing, sending out bogus e-mails, sending out sexually explicit e-mails by cyberstalking people.

 

SPAM

13 May

Spam is all over the internet. It is very hard to resolve. It is up to this organization to resolve (ICANN) or newgtld@icann.org

The U.S. Federal Trade Comission has a SPAM website:

http://www.ftc.gov/spam

Spamers lie about their connection to the FTC!!!!

 

Spam, What Is It?

04 May

Spam is unwanted junk mail and we get lots of it promoting their prizes, special deals, or products. Some try to lure you in by photos, comments, websites, services, or by what they have.

Spammers get e-mail addsses from the “cookies” or trails you leave on your computer after you visit their website or complete a questionaire.

Do not respond to spam. You may want to run it off and keep a copy. You can file a complaint, if you are getting a lot of it and have an idea. They may forget about you after time; go on to bigger and better fish. Forwared their e-mail address to your ISP customer complaint or add a filtering software.

You may want to sort your e-mail into two different accounts, one for junk mail, one for your family and friends.

Set up a separate e-mail address to use when on the web. This is your e-mail address for searching for information. It may be Yahoo or Gmail or AOL.

You don’t want junk mail mixing with your important e-mail.