As a result of Ebay's amazing success, opportunists and fraudsters try to capitalize. Members new to ebay need to be cautious when receiving emails that sometimes purport to be ebay. These can come in a number of guises and look very much like the genuine article from ebay, but in fact they are fraudulent emails intent on acquiring your personal details. The emails normally state that you need to verify your account, or your account has been suspended or even claiming to be with reference to a purchase you have supposedly made for an item. Please avoid replying to any and notify the ebay team. In the event of any action from ebay you will be notified through your ebay account on-line and regarding sensitive matters of importance, ebay normally attach a flag alert to the message.
Another problem ebayers experience is a glut of unsolicited emails, many are offensive and explicit. This can happen again as a result of software scanning ebay activity to find new ebay users and emails. Whilst many States around the globe are endeavouring to try and come to terms with some form of legislation to counter the on-line phenomena. Many existing Laws can serve you well in these incidents of obscene and unsolicited email content. Under English and Welsh Law you have the Obscenities Act and the Theft Act. These Laws can be effective to address the problem of unsolicited and obscene emails.
At the end of the day, there is always a will and a way to address these problems. A recent challenge I made has seen the demise of Geocities spam mail and I take my hat off to the Publication owner. Collectively, the more we challenge these issues and trace down the broadcasters that host the services, the more chance of greater security and a more enjoyable Internet experience to be had by all.
A code of ethics currently is being murmured, but at the end of the day, any broadcaster or publisher that has any regard to the future of the World Wide Web and users will already be addressing these issues and have a code of conduct and ethics already in place.
Spam, Phishing and Unsolicited Emails
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22 December 2007
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