SPAMfighter Warns Holiday Spam Scams Keep Pace
BOCA RATON, Fla., (December 5, 2007) - With online holiday shopping already breaking records and predicted to increase an overall 20 percent through December*, cyber-crooks have been hard at work spreading their own brand of holiday cheer -- holiday spam. This year marks an all time high for spam, accounting for 10.8 trillion messages, according to industry market researcher IDC. With the start of the holiday season Nov. 23, holiday spam has spiked, representing an initial 6 percent increase over pre-Thanksgiving levels -- with more to come, warns SPAMfighter, an international spam security and filtering company. Consumers need to take more precautions this season and update their spam protection now to combat spam growth expected through the end of the year.
To ensure a safe and secure holiday shopping experience, SPAMfighter recommends consumers keep the following tips in mind:
- Never make a purchase or donate money through an unsolicited e-mail offer. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam. Holiday charity scams are a favorite technique of spammers and crooks. Donate through the trusted organization's Web site directly. Consumers should create a separate free e-mail account for online shopping to avoid potential spam and to keep track of online purchases.
Security products, such as SPAMfighter can help filter out these dangerous messages for e-mail users. SPAMfighter can be downloaded free at www.spamfighter.com. The company also offers VIRUSfighter to help users protect their computers against viruses. A free 30-day trial of VIRUSfighter is available at www.spamfighter.com/virusfighter.
SPAMfighter is debt-free and is 100 per cent financed by income from the sale of the SPAMfighter client. Each day, SPAMfighter removes around 19 million spam messages from 22 million tested e-mails received by over 4.1 million customers in 216 countries/regions.
For more information, contact Martin Thorborg, email@example.com SPAMfighter ApS, Nattergalevej 6, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark. Phone: +45 7022 1551 Fax (Europe): +45 3323 0376 or Alix Aranza Phone (USA) +1 (561) 962-4166 Fax (USA) +1 (561) 962-4266 firstname.lastname@example.org
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