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Heads Up - Sham site collecting data

by Del McMullen / February 16, 2004 6:51 AM PST

Sham Site Is a Scam: There Is No ?National Do Not E-mail Registry?

Have you submitted your e-mail address to a ?National Do Not E-mail Registry? that promises to reduce the amount of spam (unsolicited e-mail) you receive? If so, you are the victim of a scam, according to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation?s consumer protection agency.The Web site at ?unsub.us? mimics the language, look, and navigation of the Web site for the National Do Not Call Registry, a legitimate free service of the federal government. The unsub.us site is not run or authorized by the FTC.


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I don't plan to sign up even if there is a site.
by Kiddpeat / February 16, 2004 7:41 AM PST

I think it might turn out to be a source of information for spammers and other con artists. Keep a low profile.

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Re: I don't plan to sign up even if there is a site.
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / February 16, 2004 12:49 PM PST

Hi, KP.

The Texas and National DNC registries have cut the evening interruptions by at least 80%... No more "courtesy calls" about phone service, credit cards, insurance, investments, etc!

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But email will be a lot different
by Roger NC / February 16, 2004 1:14 PM PST

They'll have to have the list to know who not to email

Then they sell it to someone offshore for money.

Or they move offshore and have a huge database list of email addresses.

Lots of problems.

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