Warning about Junk email!
When you Receive junk mail and if you notice any link to unsubscribe from their list,
Do not click on the links like "Please remove me" or "remove me" or "unsubscribe".
Those links might submit your email to some other subscriptions as
a valid email address so that they can sell your mail id as an active
and valid email address.
The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003: National Do Not Email Registry: The
Federal Trade Commission on June 15th told Congress that, at the present
time, a National Do Not Email Registry would fail to reduce the amount
of spam consumers receive, might increase it, and could not be enforced
effectively. New System to Verify Origins of E-Mail Must Emerge Before
“Do Not Spam” List Can Be Implemented, FTC Tells Congress.
Click Here to read complete article posted in FTC website.
National Do Not Email Registry Report to Congress June 2004 (PDF Format)
Bogus National Do Not Email Registry's : We have found that the website called
http://unsub.us/ is offering 'National Do Not Email Registry' service which is just
a mirror copy to 'National
Do Not Call Registry' website, but this site is not operated
by the government. The WHOIS website registration information doesn't provide
enough information to confirm that this website is official website for
Do Not Email Registry' operated by FTC of United states to implement
In that website once you have submitted your email address
to register for National Do
Not Email Registry,
you will receive a link to confirm your addition to the National Do Not
Also you will see that "E-Mail Marketers which use this Registry
should not send offers to your E-mail address once it has been in the
Registry for more than 48 hours. If you are still receiving
unwanted emails, you may file a complaint at National Do Not Email
In one of the forums users reported that they are receiving more junk
mails after they have submitted their email address to the above
An Article posted in
abcnews website also confirms that there is no official website has
been launched by FTC.
We have also found an
posted in eweek.com that says about other organization calling itself the "National
Anti Spam Registry." The site is filled with American flags and the
Statue of Liberty and references to the recently-signed and about to go
into effect federal CAN-SPAM act. But the
website registration information for nationalantispamregistry.com is also
indicates that this website
is not operated by the government.
WHAT IS SPAM EMAIL?
Email that we receive from marketers, trying to make us buy something
we don't want or need, usually medications or pornography or to donate money to
a "worthy cause" and other senders with no contact information and unsubscribe information.
Read more details at
Federal Trade Commission SPAM Information site about the Spaming.
WHAT IS CAN-SPAM?
The United States Government has taken
notice of the Spam and recently passed an act called the "can-spam act", (short for
Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act). Passed
by President Bush on Dec 16th 2003, it went into effect on Jan 1st 2004.
In a word, the law establishes the first national standards for the
sending of commercial e-mail and charges the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with
enforcement. The law promises to crack down on unsolicited commercial e-mail by
imposing stiff civil penalties and even prison sentences to people convicted of
A text formatted copy of
"Can-Spam (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and
Marketing) Act," U.S. Senate Bill 877 can be viewed here (Provided
We will keep you posted with updated information on the National Do Not
Email Registry when it is being established.
If you have a specific complaint about unsolicited commercial
e-mail (spam), You can forward spam directly to
the Commission at UCE@FTC.GOV.
Add your name to the Global Do Not Contact List and STOP Junk Mail.
(The following information is collected from ftc.gov. For full details
Click Here )
Unauthorized Charge on Your Phone Bill?
Click Here to see if you are eligible for a refund
Report about Identity Theft at
Identity Theft Complaint Form.
Complaint about an online transaction that involves a foreign company at
Complaint Online at FTC
File a complaint about a violation of National Do Not Call Registry or
register your telephone number on the Registry at
For information about other privacy issues, go to the Consumer