Anti-Phishing Bill Introduced To Congress

Written by Richard A. Chapo

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In April 2004,repparttar IRS warned consumers that scam artists were sending emails purportedly fromrepparttar 105887 IRS. Consumers received emails claiming they were under investigation for tax fraud and subject to prosecution. The emails contained language telling recipients they could “help”repparttar 105888 investigation by providing “real” information and directed them to a website that was derivative ofrepparttar 105889 IRS site. Consumers were then asked to provide detailed personal information to disputerepparttar 105890 charge. Since most people fear repparttar 105891 IRS, one can assume that a large number of people took repparttar 105892 phishing bait.


The Anti-Phishing Act of 2005 is a nice start to combating scam artists that use phishing to pilfer money from consumers. The Act, however, will not put an end to deceptive phishing practices if it is passed. There reason involves jurisdictional issues.

A large percentage ofrepparttar 105893 individuals promoting phishing scams reside outside ofrepparttar 105894 United States. While they may take notice ofrepparttar 105895 law, it will have no discernible effect on their fraudulent scams. Until there is an international response, phishing scams will continue to be a problem. Nonetheless, Senator Leahy should be commended for initiating efforts to deal with this growing problem.

Richard Chapo is the lead attorney for the law firm - a firm providing legal advice to California businesses. This article is for general education purposes and does not address every facet of the subject matter. Nothing in this article creates an attorney-client relationship.

Combating SPAM

Written by Darren Cronian

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Many holiday rental companies do not know how to set up a form on an enquiry page, ifrepparttar holiday rental company you advertise your property on does not have this facility and your email address is displayed for all to see then contactrepparttar 105886 company and get them to look into this.

SPAM software

You can download software which will scan your email before it enters your email software, like Outlook, you can then block any email coming from that email address, IP address or domain name. That way when emails come in fromrepparttar 105887 blocked sender they never appear in your Outlook inbox. I bought some software called Mail Washer, it’s easy to use and doesn’t cost much. If any of you use software to combat SPAM, then let me know and I’ll publish this inrepparttar 105888 next newsletter

Spam blocking websites

I am not too familiar with this type of blocking, but you can subscribe and enter your email details on to a secure website - all emails sent are directed to this website, andrepparttar 105889 sender has to click on a link before it is sent to your inbox. On some of these websites you can either deny or accept emails fromrepparttar 105890 sender, and all rejected emails are sent torepparttar 105891 blacklist folder.

Darren Cronian is the writer of various articles for holiday home owners and renters. Darren also runs and owns a UK-based holiday company called Worldwide Holiday Homes

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