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Place to Report Scam Purveyors

John Ferman-2
This might not be the best place to ask but it is a start. I am being deluged with scam sales  offers and some off-color stuff, from an outfit called Beautiful Emails. I have asked numerous times to be removed from their list and it never happens. I would hope the industry might have place to clean up the junk purveyors. Any ideas from this list's readers.

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Re: Place to Report Scam Purveyors

Vince Winterling
Have you conferred with your ISP?

Creating a rule or filter to move them to junk / trash doesn’t work?
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On 11/15/17, 5:47 PM, "[hidden email] on behalf of John Ferman" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> wrote:

    This might not be the best place to ask but it is a start. I am being deluged with scam sales  offers and some off-color stuff, from an outfit called Beautiful Emails. I have asked numerous times to be removed from their list and it never happens. I would hope the industry might have place to clean up the junk purveyors. Any ideas from this list's readers.
   
    Sent from iPad
    John Ferman
    Minneapolis, MN
   





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Re: Place to Report Scam Purveyors

Randy B. Singer
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On Nov 15, 2017, at 2:45 PM, John Ferman wrote:

> This might not be the best place to ask but it is a start. I am being deluged with scam sales  offers and some off-color stuff, from an outfit called Beautiful Emails. I have asked numerous times to be removed from their list and it never happens. I would hope the industry might have place to clean up the junk purveyors. Any ideas from this list's readers.

The Attorney General's Office in your state might be a good place to report such things.  Here is the Web address for the California office set up specifically for this:
<https://oag.ca.gov/consumers/general/spam10>
However, the Feds have subsumed and invalidated most state laws that are specific to this matter.

There is a federal law covering spam called "Can-Spam":
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0038-spam
https://www.fcc.gov/general/can-spam
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-4
And, unlike the state laws that it mostly invalidates, it is mostly toothless.

There is also this non-governmental watchdog group:
https://www.spamcop.net/

In the end, I think that you will find it a waste of time to report spam.  The solution is to get a really good anti-spam utility and use it.  I highly recommend SpamSieve:
https://c-command.com/spamsieve/ 
Review:
<https://www.macworld.com/article/3013654/software/spamsieve-2-9-review-a-must-have-spam-filter-for-your-mac-email-client.html>

If you run a business, and a spammer is really causing you a hardship, hiring an attorney *can* help.  I've read a number of interesting cases where an attorney was hired to go after a spammer, and the attorney had some very notable success by creatively using a number of existing laws.  

But if you are like most of us, who simply find spam annoying, SpamSieve is the way to go.

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