Nigerian Bank Scams and SPAM: Are they affecting your inbox?
By: David Kucic, Hawaii Real Estate Agent
With the good comes the bad. While Active Rain is a great site to gain information from fellow realtors and other professionals, it is also a place for scammers to load up on email addresses.
Over the past 2-3 weeks it has gotten much worse for my inbox. How about yours?
I did some research and found 2 simple ways to try dealing with these people although I have no idea if it will help or not.
- If you are receiving emails as part of the Nigerian Bank scams, you can forward the emails with full headers to the United States Secret Service at 419.FCD@USS.treas.gov.
- If you are receiving unsolicited commercial emails (SPAM) you can forward those along with full headers to the Federal Trade Commission at SPAM@UCE.gov.
Maybe if we all take the time to do this we will be successful at helping to eliminate these jerks.
EDIT: See Jeff Belonger, The Mortgage Mans post about Best Spam yet, Beware