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Examples of Spam Email: Online Casino

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Have your received an email with the subject "Online Casino", advertising "Slots of Vegas Instant-Win Scratch Ticket Game"? There may have been a link to http://lnkd.in/HYnciT in the email,too.  It a spam email. Spam is unwanted, unsolicited advertisments, used by unscrupulous companies.  Often their products are illegal, unwanted, low quality crap.  See this page for a detailed description of spam and what to do about it.


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Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:02:05 -0500
 
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What to do:

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident who receives a spam email that you think is deceptive, forward the email to spam@uce.gov. The FTC uses the spam stored in this database to pursue law enforcement actions against people who send deceptive email.See this page for other places to report spam and where to report in other countries.

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For a comprehensive list of national and international agencies to report scams, see this page.