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Who’s spamming you?

Probably someone from Dallas. Figures, right? When it comes to those annoying and unsolicited text messages you get imploring you to reply for weight loss tips, “free” money, and adult-oriented services, Houston and Dallas are smartphone spam lords of Texas, … Continue reading

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New frontiers in spam

Text message spam. Frankly, I’m surprised it’s taken this long to be seen as a major problem. Once the scourge of e-mail providers and the Postal Service, spammers have infiltrated the last refuge of spam-free communication: cellphones. In the United … Continue reading

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Someone must be doing it, part deux

I don’t get it. I just don’t get it. Pharmaceutical spam can generate more than $4,000 per day in sales, confirming that spam continues to thrive because of those gullible few who click through and ruin it for the rest … Continue reading

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Someone must be doing it

Ars Technica: 12% of e-mail users have actually tried to buy stuff from spam. [The Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)]┬áconducted 800 interviews by phone and Internet across the US with people who had e-mail addresses not managed by a corporate … Continue reading

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Meet the robocallers

I didn’t think it was possible for me to hate the auto warranty robocallers any more than I already do, but apparently it is. [C]ourt documents filed this month in a Federal Trade Commission case against a Florida company — … Continue reading

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Injunction issued against auto warranty robocallers

Yes! Yes, yes, yes! A federal judge has issued two temporary restraining orders designed to stop what officials describe as a wave of deceptive “robo-calls” warning people their auto warranties are expiring and offering to sell them new service plans. … Continue reading

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Die, car warranty phone spammers! Die, die, die!

OK, maybe that’s a tad bit harsh, but if this leads somewhere I do hope that public execution will be on the table. Unsolicited calls to home and cell phones warning of a final notice and an expiring vehicle warranty … Continue reading Continue reading

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