Examples of Spam Email: Dr.Oz Mega Weight Loss
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Have your received an email with the subject "Dr.Oz Mega Weight Loss", advertising "Enjoy the Doctor. Oz video and instantly become convinced as to how this product can be used to reduce undesirable excess fat. Rachael Ray ran her very own test and was able to shed 25 pounds in only 4 weeks. You can do the same!"? There may have been a link to http://gohere.generallyflattummygrab.mobi 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.
Dr. Oz, to his credit, has gone after the scammers who have been using his name withut his permission, to sell products like this. See this video from his TV show. And Dr. Oz has a page online where he discusses the problem of scammers and spammers using his name to sell products.
If you want to see the real Dr. Oz weight loss program, click here. (Note: we are not doctors and are not endorsing Dr. Oz's weight loss program, we are simply providing you the link to it to distinguish it from the spam email.
From: Dr.Oz Mega Weight Loss [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: Rapid Weight Loss, Proven On The Doctor Oz Show!
Re:Rapid Weight Loss, Proven On The Doctor Oz Show!
One Time Offer For
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*Offer will last until 11/6/15*
From: Dr.Oz Show Feature [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2014 12:02 PM
Subject: Fwd:Featured on Dr. Oz show: Belly-Blast Video. Views #7233817
Featured on Dr. Oz show: Belly Blast Video.
Offer expires on Nov.6,2014
Special Sample for ============================ Video Views #7233817
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
And don't think for a moment that the "sent from" or "reply to" addresses are real.. or really who sent it. See this page about spoofing!a>
If you are interested in ththe costs and psychology behind spam, see this page!
How to protect from getting spam
- Don't click on the "unsubscribe" linksb> in the email if you don't recognize the sender or company sending the mail. That simply confirms your address is real to the spammer
- Don't ever reply to spam - again, that simply confirms your address to the spammer. Never write back and ask to be taken off the list
- Don't publish your e-mail address on any Web site or discussion forum. If necessary, obfuscate e-mail address: for example, write an e-mail address as "myname at mycompany dot com."
- Use a separate e-mail address (such as a free Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail account) to sign up for newsletters, online posting, trade shows and anything you respond to on the internet. If the mailbox gets unwieldy, you can delete it or filter it more aggressively.
- Use anti-spam software.
- Try to filter your email - a link at the scam busters site will show you exactly how to do this. Or your ISP might provide a filtering service or be able to tell you how to set one up yourself.
- Don't ever buy anything from spammers.
- Don't write to or give your email address out to clueless folks, whether they are friends or family. Inevitably, those people will fail to use up-to-date firewalls, ant-virus, anti-spyware, and they will visit dubious scam websites. Sooner or later, their pc will become infected, and the virus or worm will harvest all of the email addresses in their Outlook or other email client.
- How to Stop Spam almost forever! You don't have to face an inbox full of porn, spam, scams and junk every day. HeHere's how to stop it.
What to do if you DO get spam:
- Don't unsubscribe immediately. After a few weeks, compare the messages you want to unsubscribe from and look for common traits, such as common strings of text that you can use to block further mail. li>
- Do complain to your internet service provider (ISP) and to the spammer's ISP - and remember to include the junk mail's entire header
- Check here for a list of companies that use spam to promote their products - never purchase anything from these companies. Send us a copy of spam and we will add the company to the list.
- If the spammer is a US address, email your spam to the spam recycling centre at spamrecycle@ChooseYourMail.com (they will forward the message to state and federal authorities
- Click here to see a list of spam email, with images of the actual email and their website. You can use this to compare against the spam you receive and report them to the FTC!
- Do set up a private email address for friends and associates and use a free web-based email address (like Yahoo or Hotmail) for any interactions you have with other websites and companies