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The Nigerian "419" Scam
If someone -- probably a friend -- sent you to this page, read it carefully! This is a true story, from This is True's 15 January 2012 issue.
Don't Forward That Warning!
Old jokes clogging your inbox are bad enough. Stupid "warnings" about the most unlikely hazards are worse: they irritate the smart people and panic the dumb ones. Now and then, when someone forwards an urban legend to a bunch of people, they really pay a big price.
Getting Rid of "Spam"
...and Other E-mail Pests
The basics of spam, "phishing" and other e-mail pests, how they got your address in the first place -- and what to do now that you're inundated.
The Spam Primer originated as an extraordinarily large "author's note" in This is True, one of the oldest for-profit e-mail publications (online since 1994).