FTC Advises Users to Notify About Spam Cases
As per reports coming in from the FTC office, the organization advises Web users in the US to report about the spamming or phishing cases, if they encounter any.
The reports confirm that FTC gets around 300,000 samples of fake spam everyday forwarded by Web users, and it stores them in a database. The FTC and its law enforcement agency make use of this database to pick up cases against people who use spam to circulate fake details about their products to deceive users.
Officials of FTC said that spam database served the basic model for FTC in various ways, like cases in which its own database was compromised, including pyramid schemes viz. fake weight-loss plans, money making chain letters, unauthentic business letters and other scams that were promoted through mail by hackers.
FTC also informs that those users who want to forward spam mails to FTC can send them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whenever users wish to report about spam, they should insert the full mail header so that FTC can easily trace the hackers.
Moreover, users can also lodge a complaint against spam mails with the FTC at www.ftc.gov. FTC claims that these complaints will help them to trace the origin of the criminals who send spam mails to befool consumers.
As per FTC, copies of the consumer publications about minimizing spam can also be taken from the FTC site http://www.ftc.gov and also from the Consumer Response Center Office of FTC based in Washington D.C.
Security Researchers state that FTC always works for the security of the US citizens. According to them, FTC has always make users aware about ignoring deceptive, unauthentic, or fake mails, including any harmful activity, phishing or spamming conducted by cyber crooks that need to be restricted in some way or other.
FTC also mentions that in order to lodge a complaint in English or Spanish or to get details about any of the 150 consumer topics that the database contains and are used by attackers to send spam messages, users can call the toll free number to know if they are hacked by any of those consumer topics.
Related article: FTC Reaches Million-Dollar Settlement For Spyware
» SPAMfighter News - 20-09-2008