Email Anti-SPAM News, Help & Advice.

Fed up of receiving SPAM, viruses, scams and phishing schemes via email?? We were - so here are some useful news articles, hints and tips to keep informed and reduce the problem!

February 14, 2005

Worst spamming countries

According to Spamhaus the Top-10 worst countries for spamming (along with the relative number of complaints) are:

  • United States (2491)
  • China (701)
  • South Korea (411)
  • Brazil (167)
  • Russia (166)
  • Canada (158)
  • Taiwan (145)
  • Japan (131)
  • Argentina (101)
  • Hong Kong (96)

As you can see the United States is by far the worst offender with more complaints than all the other Top-10 countries combined!

February 11, 2005

Dating spam scam

ICSTIS (the premium rate telephone regulator in the UK) fined five companies based in the UK, Spain and India up to £15,000 each (and shut down their services) for running bogus telephone dating services.

Many people were sent spam emails telling them they had an admirer. They were told to call a premium rate number to find out who it was.

Callers were asked to input the mobile number of someone they 'thought' might fancy them and would 'apparently' be told if that was correct.

Also see Most popular items offered via spam for more items offered via spam!

February 09, 2005

EU countries against spam

Anti-spam enforcement bodies in 13 EU countries have agreed to work together when investigating cross-border spam compaints. The countries currently signed up are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Spain

Let's hope it helps bring prosecutions to off-shore spammers!