How to make the spam STOP (and have fun doing it)

DCAnon

Silver Meritorious Patron
Spam has become a big problem for people and the federal government is cracking down on offenders. ISP hosts who support ISP addresses or websites that are used to spam are more than happy to terminate service and turn evidence of this electronic fraud over to the Federal Trade Commission for censure, fines, and possibly prosecution. Now, as we all know how impossible it is to be removed from Scientology spam services, here's a nifty little trick to not only get yourself blacklisted from their email spammers, but add yet another legal drip to the evidence being collected against the CoS. Every little bit helps as it establishes violations under the FTC and a consistant pattern of harassment and internet solicitation. :yes:

http://www.spamlaws.com/reporting-spam.html

One of the fist steps to take when dealing with spam is to report it to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Send a copy of the unsolicited email to [email protected]. Your email will then be stored in a database, so that the appropriate measures can be taken to deal with those at the heart of the offense.

If your request to be removed from a mailing list was not honored, you should also report to the FTC. Simply fill out the online form located at www.ftc.gov. This will send the site to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel database so that both law enforcement and consumer protection agencies may access it.

You should also send a copy of the email to your Internet service provider (ISP). Normally, their abuse desk will have the email address [email protected], or [email protected]. This will alert them to the problem and help them to prevent it in the future. Likewise, you should also send a complaint email to the sender's ISP. They are usually glad to rid themselves of anyone abusing their system.

When reporting spam email, you will need to have the full header of the email you received. Most email programs have a method of acquiring this information. For example, if you use Microsoft Outlook, here are the steps you need to take:

Left click the email in question and click on 'Properties'.
Click the 'Details' tab, and then 'Message Source' - this will make the full header of the email available for viewing. You should then copy and paste this into the body of the email you send for reporting spam.
If you are unclear on how to retrieve this information, consult your email software's FAQ page on their website.

In addition to the FTC, there are other online services that will report spam on your behalf. One of the most reputable among them is SpamCop.com. These sites will report the spam on your behalf to the ISP. Although this can oftentimes be more convenient, it will mean the spammer won't have any legal action taken against them.


The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, collects complaints about companies, business practices, identity theft, and episodes of violence in the media.

Why: Your complaints can help us detect patterns of wrong-doing, and lead to investigations and prosecutions. The FTC enters all complaints it receives into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database that is used by thousands of civil and criminal law enforcement authorities worldwide. The FTC does not resolve individual consumer complaints.

Your Privacy: How much personal information you provide is up to you. To learn how we safeguard your personal information, please read our Privacy Policy. If you don't provide your name and certain other information, it may be impossible for us to refer, respond to, or investigate your complaint.

GO HERE, DO THIS: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
 
Dealing with real mail is more fun, whenever you get a piece of solicitation from the cult in your mail box with prepaid return postage on it, tape it to a brick or rock and drop it in a mailbox. Nothing hurts the cult worse than making them waste money
 

DCAnon

Silver Meritorious Patron
Dealing with real mail is more fun, whenever you get a piece of solicitation from the cult in your mail box with prepaid return postage on it, tape it to a brick or rock and drop it in a mailbox. Nothing hurts the cult worse than making them waste money

I knew someone who sent them an entire rusted car engine back. Cost hundreds of dollars. :thumbsup:
 

8-8008

Patron with Honors
As part of the AD Council, I was pissed off once because we had to spend around $5,000 a week for return or stuff coming back from the post office

I am happy now !!!!!
 

Div6

Crusader
I knew someone who sent them an entire rusted car engine back. Cost hundreds of dollars. :thumbsup:

Old urban myth is oooooooooooooooolllllllllldddddddd!

http://www.straightdope.com/columns...k-mail-firm-using-the-business-reply-envelope

"According to rule 917.243(b) in the Domestic Mail Manual, when a business reply card is "improperly used as a label"--e.g., when it's affixed to a brick--the item so labeled may be treated as "waste." That means the post office can heave it into the trash without further ado. "
 
Take a reply envelope, insert the xenu story, stories of DM physically abusing others, info on forced abortions, the truth about elron's history, and so on, so many to choose from.
 

DCAnon

Silver Meritorious Patron
Old urban myth is oooooooooooooooolllllllllldddddddd!

http://www.straightdope.com/columns...k-mail-firm-using-the-business-reply-envelope

"According to rule 917.243(b) in the Domestic Mail Manual, when a business reply card is "improperly used as a label"--e.g., when it's affixed to a brick--the item so labeled may be treated as "waste." That means the post office can heave it into the trash without further ado. "

It was in a box. :<

Also: http://www.directcreative.com/postal-experiments.html
 

ILived1984!

Patron with Honors
I've seen Dept 2 open envelopes stuffed with shredded paper and porno. It was hilarious!

But the Xenu story and DM beatings would be great!
 

8-8008

Patron with Honors
Hey ILived1984 :happydance:

It has been a long time. I have not seen you around. :bigcry:

Well your point with the return is great and with the DM stories is even better.

I remember that in the CF, we did all hands to empty the returned envelops.... So it means that we could and everyone could put the story of DM and the staff will get the message. :happydance: This is a great idea everyone :happydance: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
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