Spam is a slang term for unsolicited
email or Junk email. It is similar to what you get in
your house mail box along with your regular bills and
Why should you care about Spam or a virus?
Spam can become so bad it fills up
your email in box with hundreds of very irritating
offers for things you would never ever be interested in.
Worse it can even be porn or products related to porn
including porn style graphics. This has happened to us
and it is shocking and extremely offensive.
The way most virus spread now days is
through email. The virus writers have become very tricky
and deceptive in sending email that will tempt you to
open the attached file included. When you open it
nothing seems to happen so you don't think much about
What really happens is the virus has
installed itself on your computer. The very first thing
it does make copies of itself and sends the copies out
through your email program to everyone in your address
book. All your friends and family will likely open the
attached file and become infected also. Then the process
repeats itself and spreads throughout the country via
How does a virus damage my computer?
Some viruses turn your computer into a
robot programmed to log on to the internet at a certain
time and participate in a denial of service attack or
"DOS" attack. The virus can also be programmed
to call the internet and download and install a remote
control program so the hacker can contact your computer
and take control remotely.
Via this method they can steal things
on your PC such as credit card records, passwords, your
financial information, your social security number. This
can be used to perpetrate fraud and identity theft etc.
Just use your imagination and you can
then realize how many bad things can happen if a hacker
gets control of your Personnel Computer.
Where does Spam come from?
Where does this stuff come from and
why can't it be stopped by laws or the government?
We here at NCW-Online have to deal
with Spam on an every day basis and have back-traced
many junk, Spam and virus emails to their source.
99.9 percent of the time these emails
do not originate in the USA. Spam senders have had a
long time to become very good at their craft. They are
very clever. There are now laws in some states that are
intended to stop Spam. They are totally ineffective
because 99.9% of Spam does not originate in the USA.
Spam comes from China Korea and Russia.
It comes from these places because they have no
anti-Spam laws and it is very profitable for these
places to be involved in sending it.
Obviously you can not prosecute a Spam
email sender from Russia China or Korea. The Spam
usually has a link to a web site that is also based in
one of these countries and they all ask for payment via
In fact many Spammers do not even
bother to send the product you have paid for via their
web site. Why should they? What are you going to do?
No one is really stupid enough to
actually order anything from these people right?
Wrong! Unfortunately the old adage
"a sucker is born every minute" still rings
very true for these Spam scam artist. Think of it this
way, just a very small percentage of response from those
100 million emails is required to actually make a lot of
money. Just one quarter of one percent response to 100
million emails sent is 250,000 orders! This is why Spam
will never stop being sent.
How can you prevent Spam and Virus attacks on your
You must follow certain rules and
codes of conduct with your email. you must educate
yourself, only then can you be protected from Spam and
- Buy and install a good anti-virus
program. There are many good ones out there. We do
not recommend any single program except to advise
you to install only a anti-virus program not a whole
suite of software from the program vender.
- Do not under any circumstances
click on an attachment in your email without knowing
ahead of time why it was sent to you. Check with the
sender to see it they sent it to you or are unaware
that it was sent from their computer. If you are
running anti-virus software it will catch the virus
and erase it before it can infect your computer.
- Do not under any circumstances give
out your personal email address to any company. Not
even the local power company or phone company.
- We can give you a separate email
address to use for this purpose so your personal
email address will never fall into the hands of a
NCW-Online Solution for Spam!
We offer an almost full proof solution
for Spam. Before we get into the details let us first
say that we have tried the server based programs that
delete the Spam before it gets to your mail box.
So what happened? The program deleted
the Spam and some of our customer's email also!
There is virtually no way a server
based Spam killer program can tell the difference
between Spam and personal email 100% of the time.
This is the dirty little secret that
companies who use these server based anti-Spam programs
never tell you!
Because these programs were deleting legitimate
email along with the Spam we deemed them
unsatisfactory. We had to find a better way!
Our solution to this problem is to do
#1 Educate our customers to know
better then to give out their personal email address in
online signups and news letters etc.
#2. We create for you a special email
address that is designed just for you to use in online
signups and news letters etc.
This email address is disposable. It
is designed to be changed in six months or after excess Spam
starts to come to it.
This is the only reliable way to fight
Spam and virus email.
Just use your disposable email address
to signup for stuff out on the internet then when they
Spam you, Just let us know and we change your email
address to stop the Spam cold.
For questions about this please call
us. We have a special way to format this email address
that works very well for you. 509-663-1124
Privacy articles by industry experts
Scroll down and read some of these
news articles. You will be astounded by the audacity of
these companies and what they are getting away with.
After reading these articles you will
be much better prepared to protect your privacy online!
While privacy policies rarely put many restraints on
the vendor's right to share your information with
others, you can usually opt out from having your info
shared too widely. One reader recently spotted an
exception to this; one that means my contact information
and yours may be in greater circulation than we knew.
you! - Free credit reports aren't!
Watch out, they’re trying to catch you. With all
the Internet scams and hoaxes out there trying to trick
you into divulging useful information about yourself,
it’s getting hard to know whom you can trust to guard
your privacy -- even if the company bills itself as a
partner in protecting it.
E Greeting cards aren't
No! in fact companies such as Egreetings.com and
bluemountain.com are nothing more then address grabbers
for the Spam email senders. That's right! Read the
that they have just placed your email address in a file
intended to be sold to Spam Senders! If you receive one
of these E-Cards you can then call your friend who sent
you the E Greeting card and thank them for placing your
private email address in the hands of one of the largest
Spam gathering companies in existence!
Warn all your friends not to use these companies.
This just happened to us! One of my wonderful well
meaning relatives just did exactly that! Sent
EGreeting.com cards to both me and my wife. DAMN!... The
Spam will follow soon!
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