Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, by Graeme Browning

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By Graeme Browning

Because the variety of net clients keeps to swell, so do the numbers of on-line opportunists, con artists, and miscreants. spotting this hazard, this ebook offers a reader-friendly consultant that is helping net clients determine, steer clear of, and live to tell the tale on-line predators and guard their households. Detailing a large variety of abusive practices, traditional desktop clients will percentage in sufferers' tales and recommendation on tips to deal with unsolicited mail, determine scams similar to phishing, and care for privateness invasion, monetary scams, cyber stalking, and id robbery. supplied are suggestions, recommendations, and methods that may be positioned to fast use, in addition to legislation, agencies, and net assets which could reduction sufferers and aid them struggle again.

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But the people at Woodside weren’t done with me yet. My lawyer received a death threat over the phone. An employee of one of the ISPs Woodside spammed from also received a death threat. Woodside continued to harass me, online and off, including going to a great deal of trouble to find our new unpublished phone number. Woodside 14 Net Crimes & Misdemeanors went so far as to call neighbors I’d never met and ask if they knew our phone number. One neighbor was so rattled he knocked on our door to tell us about it.

The e-mail bombs hit again. com would be deleted automatically. But our e-mail inbox began to fill up anyway. com. The kill filters Chris created were useless. ” Chris yelled. ” Netcom was our ISP. By this time it was midnight. Not only was I still sick, I was ready to burst into tears. writing? Cyberstalking Happened to Me 9 I called Netcom. The tech support representative who answered was very understanding and quickly gave us a new e-mail address and proceeded to weed out our real e-mail from the e-mail bombs.

Sometimes you will get just the IP address. What do you do if the IP address is all you have? com/cgi-bin/ whois/whois. WHOIS is a database of domain names and who registered that domain, with contact information that sometimes includes a mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses. 2). 23, put it in the WHOIS text box, and click on the search button, the result would be: StarNet, Inc. (POPSITE5-DOM) 473 W.

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