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What is SPAM, SCAM ?

by Jokotry Abdul Haqq Let's learn metaphysical sciences (Ilmu Spiritual,
There are two main types of spam, and they have different effects on Internet users. Cancellable Usenet spam is a single message sent to 20 or more Usenet newsgroups.
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How to identify Scam Sites ?
Do some research. First look for the information on Who is. If the info is hidden or blocked, there's a reason for it. Compare it to known scams such as pyramid schemes, ponzis and HYIPs. Finally look for the source of funding. Are they selling an actual product or is the funding coming from mystery investors? Familiarize yourself with things like structuring a common money laundering tactic. Search for the specific program using the keywords, scam-ftc-sec-fbi. and the old familiar litmus test is still effective today-is it too good to be true. If you answer yes then guess what it is too good to be true. Getting involved with scam programs can get you much more than you bargain for or that you think you are going to get. There are a lot of women who found themselves entangled in criminal legal issues for promoting the women empowering women program which has been ruled a pyramid scam many times over. They got involved and then promoted it. Once you promote a scam you are no longer a victim, you are a scammer yourself.
What is spam?
Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very little to send -- most of the costs are paid for by the recipient or the carriers rather than by the sender.
There are two main types of spam, and they have different effects on Internet users. Cancellable Usenet spam is a single message sent to 20 or more Usenet newsgroups. (Through long experience, Usenet users have found that any message posted to so many newsgroups is often not relevant to most or all of them.) Usenet spam is aimed at "lurkers", people who read newsgroups but rarely or never post and give their address away. Usenet spam robs users of the utility of the newsgroups by overwhelming them with a barrage of advertising or other irrelevant posts. Furthermore, Usenet spam subverts the ability of system administrators and owners to manage the topics they accept on their systems.
Email spam targets individual users with direct mail messages. Email spam lists are often created by scanning Usenet postings, stealing Internet mailing lists, or searching the Web for addresses. Email spams typically cost users money out-of-pocket to receive. Many people - anyone with measured phone service - read or receive their mail while the meter is running, so to speak. Spam costs them additional money. On top of that, it costs money for ISPs and online services to transmit spam, and these costs are transmitted directly to subscribers.
One particularly nasty variant of email spam is sending spam to mailing lists (public or private email discussion forums.) Because many mailing lists limit activity to their subscribers, spammers will use automated tools to subscribe to as many mailing lists as possible, so that they can grab the lists of addresses, or use the mailing list as a direct target for their attacks.
(For more information about the origin of the term "spam", and the formal definitions of Usenet spam, see J.D.Falk's excellent Net Abuse FAQ)

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Jie Liu Advanced   
supost it is true
Oct 18th 2010 04:45   
Virginia Emmanuel Senior   Graphic Designer
Great information. Scam sites are really hard to check
Oct 18th 2010 04:45   
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