but I don't think these forums are mainly designed to be consumer advocates of any type. I see them as sharing sites for information and experience. We give and take and, hopefully, become wiser individuals. I see no need to assemble as an activist group. As for your being in both the Navy and Air Force in Viet Nam, I must say I find that to be unusual as those two service branches aren't related such as is the Navy to the Marines or the Air Force to the Army.
Sorry, CNET, but I needed to call attention to something, so I used you as the fall guy.
Getting email and knowing what to do with it is getting to be very annoying. How many times have you received an email from a bank, a buying service, Amazon, Ebay, PayPal, etc. And you know the request is bogus and you know someone is out there trying to scam you.
You want to do the right thing and forward the message to the respective institution so they'll know-right? But it seems every institution in America has to put their own dang spin on email addresses and reporting. SPOOF at PayPal, Stop-spoofing at Amazon, phishing at another place, abuse at another, on and on it goes.
I'm a Viet Nam vet of the Navy and the Air Force. In the military we had a saying. It was called KISS, for Keep It Simple Stupid!
I would like to see CNET charge to the front on this issue and see if they can't get all of these institutions on the same page. Like....abuse@everyinstitution or something similar so that we fools out here don't have to guess so much just to do the right thing.