Hi this makes even clearer what my husband has already explained to
*Advice from Snopes:
Here is a nice little tidbit of information that came my way this
morning, so if any of you are wondering why I won’t return something to
you that said something like ‘if I don’t get this back I’ll….or, ‘See
how many flowers or hugs you can get back’, or ‘Forward this to 10
people in the next 5 mins. Or something bad will happen to you’, etc.
The following is why I will not send them.
Advice from Snopes.Com http://snopes.com/>* <http://snopes.Com/>
* 1) Any time you see an E-Mail that says forward this on to ’10′ of
or whatever, it almost always has an E-Mail tracker program attached
that tracks the cookies and E-Mails of those folks you forward to.
The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then
is able to get lists of ‘active’ E-Mails to use in SPAM E-Mails, or sell
to other spammers.
2) Almost all E-Mails that ask you to add your name and forward on to
others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to
Guinness Book of Records for the most cards.
All it was, and all any of this type of E-Mail is, is a way to get
names and ‘cookie ‘ tracking information for telemarketers and spammers
- – to validate active E-Mail accounts for their own profitable purposes.
You can do your friends and family members a GREAT favor (PLEASE) by
sending this information to them; you will be providing a service to
your friends, and will be rewarded by not getting thousands of spam
E-Mails in the future!
If you have been sending out (FORWARDING) the above kinds of E-Mail,
now you know why you get so much SPAM!
Do yourself a favor and STOP adding your name(S) to those types of
listings regardless how inviting they might sound! You may think you are
supporting a GREAT cause, but you are NOT in the long run. Instead, you
will be getting tons of junk mail later! Plus, we are helping the
spammers get rich! Let’s don’t make it easy for them!
Also: E-Mail petitions are NOT acceptable to Congress or any other
organization. To be acceptable, petitions must have a signed signature
and full address of the person signing the petition.
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