Phishing for an Identity

Phishing is rapidly becoming on the largest threats to your personal, financial, and emotional wellbeing. No I am not talking about Saturday afternoons out on the boat with your grandfather, listening to stories that being with "When I was your age?"-now while these probably conjure up horrific childhood memories of... Read More

20 Words That Kill - At Least When It Comes to Spam Filters

Spam, spam, spam. It's terrible not only for those of us on the receiving end, but for those of us who SEND e-mail. This deluge of irritating junk has unfortunately interfered with legitimate e-zine publishers, because we're caught in the anti-spam crossfire. If you publish any type of e-mail publication,... Read More

The Great Spam Scam: Five Strategies To Stop Brand and Revenue Robbery

Marketers usually think of anti-spam tactics as 'how to prevent' readers from perceiving their e-communications as spam. There is another, more sinister, consequence that may affect you. Spam is not just an inconvenience. For legitimate businesses, it steals productivity, erode your brand, and rob you of revenue. Many companies... Read More

Lockspam Free 3.0 Released!

6 August, 2004: Polesoft Inc., home of Professional anti spam software, announced today that Lockspam Free 3.0 (see also Lockspam Pro 3.0 in the end) is now available.Some features of Lockspam Free 3.0 antispam software:1. Function with Most POP3 Mail Clients Lockspam Free 3.0 can work with mail clients like... Read More

Getting Back To Basics.

While we all agree that there`s way too much spamming/junk-mailing going on in our email boxes, there are a couple of things we can do to reduce the amount of mails we actually have to sift through, without having to resort to paying for expensive software that can be a... Read More

Winning the War On Spam

For years I didn't worry much about spam.But lately it's got out of control. Over half of my email is now spam, and it was growing by the week - until I took action.This article shows you some strategies for winning the war on spam.------------------------------------------------How Do They Get Your Address?------------------------------------------------In... Read More

How To Analyze A Rip-Off Scheme

This review is taken DIRECTLY from a piece of "junk mail." It is or the program that starts out with the heading: "Before You Decide To Throw This Away, Please Read The Enclosed At Least Once - Then Decide. This is Not a Chain Letter! I Threw The Program in... Read More

Anti Trackback and Comment Spam Methods

What is spam ? Spam is text or URL, in one or several exemplars, neither being waited nor wished, not having, neither directly nor from its shipper, no relationship neither with the recipient nor with a possible resource related to the... Read More

Beware of the Newest Activity Online: Phishing

No. I'm not talking here about the outdoor activity enjoyed by many. And no again; I did not misspell it. Phishing is the name given to the latest online scam where millions of unwary Americans are getting their identities stolen.This fraudulent activity is considered the fastest growing crime of modern... Read More

Spam Filters Explained

What do they do? How do they work? Which one is right for me? By Alan HearnshawSpam is a very real problem that many people have to deal with on a daily basis. For those that have decided to do something about it and start to investigate the options available... Read More

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Verizon Now Offering Free Call Filtering to Block Telemarketers  TidBITSUnder pressure from the US Federal Communications Commission, Verizon now offers a free call-filtering *service*, but it's just a band-aid on the spam-call ...
Free Verizon App For Blocking Robocalls Vs Paid -- How Apps Stack Up To Stop Spam  ForbesHow does Verizon free "call filtering" stack up against the paid version? And what's the best overall robocall blocking strategy? Read on. Here is a Verizon chart ...
Verizon Set To Offer Free App For Blocking Robocalls, New Tech To Combat Spam  Forbes[UPDATE] Verizon is getting ready to offer a free robocall blocking app at the end of this month, as it steps up efforts to combat the growing plague of spam calls.
RoboKiller v. Nomorobo: Which robocall blocker should iOS users choose?  TechRepublicCall blockers have made significant advancements, but so have telemarketers' tactics for getting you to pick up. See how call blockers RoboKiller and Nomorobo ...
Verizon's Spam-Blocking Call Filter Is Now Free  GizmodoRobocalls are annoying as hell, and it seems the problem is only getting worse. But if you're on Verizon, you may have a new way to block them with the ...
7 paid apps you can download for free on April 17th  BGRUntil Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint get their act together, there's not much we can do about spam calls and texts. But if you want to try to solve the problem ...
Die, robocalls, die: A how-to guide to stop spammers and exact revenge  The Washington PostWe tested six apps and services to find the best way to fight back against spam bots, telemarketers and fraud.
New Report Shows Phone Scams Are At An All-Time High  Utah Public RadioThe report from Truecaller, a spam-blocking app, shows that Americans felt victim to more phone scams this year costing them $10.5 billion, up from $8.9.
Robocalls: What AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are doing about them  CNNRobocalls are an annoyance at best and a dangerous scam at worst. AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and other telecom giants want to tamp down on the scourge of ...
How to stop robocalls spamming your phone  TechCrunchNo matter what your politics, beliefs, or even your sports team, we can all agree on one thing: robocalls are the scourge of modern times. These unsolicited ...
Long-awaited robust call blocking features may soon come to Google Phone app  Android PoliceYour smartphone already lets you block annoying callers so that you never have to deal with them again, but what if it could be proactive? Android could soon ...
Verizon will offer free spam protection to all of its customers  The VergeVerizon announced that it will offer free spam and robocall protection to its subscribers. The company says it has blocked nearly 1 billion spam calls to date, and ...
Verizon is releasing a new app next month to fight robocalls  BGRWe cover the widespread -- and still growing -- problem of robocalls and spam calls pretty extensively, in part because the people behind this seem to get more ...
Verizon Joins AT&T And Comcast In Curbing Robocalls, Offers Free Robocall Blocker App  Z6MagAs more people expressed their concerns about the growing robocall problem that have become one of the most afflicting experience for American households, ...
In 2019 Here's How To Stop And Block Robocalls, Spam, And Unknown Calls On iPhone, Android  ForbesRobocalls are at epidemic levels. Here are some ways to get a handle on them in the new year. And one way to stop them cold. Scammers have gotten craftier, ...
Verizon Combats Robo-Callers with Free App  Top News GazetteThe creation of the phone was a revolutionary thing, and it is almost impossible to live our lives without this grand piece of technology. However, it is.
Nine apps to block spam calls and text messages in Android  AndroidGuysIf you want to block spam calls and text messages on your Android phone, here is a list of 9 Android apps to identify and block those call in your phone.
How to battle spam on your landline phone  The VergeYou probably use a cellphone for most (or all) of your calls, assuming you make voice calls at all. However, if you still have a landline, it can be hard to battle the ...
How to Block and Report Spam Calls and Text Messages  The New York TimesUnwanted calls and spam texts are annoying, but you can do something about them. Here's how to block and report them so they won't bother you again.
How to stop robocalls, block numbers on your iPhone, Android and even landline  USA TODAYYou have a whole arsenal of smartphone tools at your disposal: Block numbers, Do Not Disturb mode, and apps can help end this telephonic pestilence.
How to Block Robotexts and Spam Messages  PCMag.comSpammers try to trick you with text messages as well as phone calls and emails. Here's how to deal w.
How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls  PCMag.comAre you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to.
How to enable spam call filtering on your Android phone  TechRepublicGoogle recently added spam protection to the Phone app on Android devices. Here's how to enable it.
Here's how to block robocalls on iPhone and Android  Fox NewsUnwanted calls are often harmless but some are after your credit card information, IDs or passwords. All are a distraction and a waste of your time.
Google Assistant will screen spam calls on the Pixel 3  Circuit BreakerThe Pixel 3 will be able to screen spam calls and provide real-time transcriptions, Google announced during its Pixel 3 event today. The new feature will allow ...
How To Completely Block, Stop Robocalls, Spam, Scams On iPhone, Android  ForbesWhile apps provide some level of protection against robocalls, spam, and scams, they're not bulletproof. When all else fails, try this nuclear option.
TRAI DND App on iOS: Here's how to use the new app to block spam  BGR IndiaWith TRAI's spam blocker app finally on iOS, here's how you can use it to reduce the amount of unwanted calls and SMSes. - TRAI DND App on iOS: Here's how ...
The iPhone app that stops those horrible spam calls just got a great new feature  BGREarlier this month, we told you about an app that sadly has become a must-have for pretty much anyone with a cell phone. The issue of spam calls is a problem ...
T-Mobile says it has blocked 1 billion robocalls  The VergeT-Mobile announced today that since launching its Scam ID and Scam Block features 18 months ago, the carrier has blocked over 1 billion scam calls. T-Mobile ...
How to Block Spam Calls – A Complete Guide  BeebomSpam Calls have turned from mildly annoying to a disaster in the last couple of years. I don't know about you guys, but I might have received more spam calls ...
4 Smartphone Apps That Aggressively Block Spam Calls  The Wall Street JournalInundated with junk calls? Stop pesky robo-dialers with these anti-spam apps.
10 Best Call Blocker Apps to Prevent Nuisance Calls to Your Small Business  Small Business TrendsBombarded by unwanted calls on your mobile phone? There's an app for that! Here's our list of the 10 best call blocker app options.
3 best anti-spam email filters for Thunderbird to keep your inbox clean  Windows ReportLooking for best spam filter for Thunderbird in 2019? Checkout our review of best Thunderbird spam filters to keep your inbox clean and safe.
Here’s everything you can do to stop robocalls  CNETAnswering a phone call only to have some random stranger yelling and threatening you because you supposedly owe the IRS money is confusing and ...
Geoffrey Fowler: How to stop robocalls and exact revenge  Charleston Gazette-MailCall me, maybe?” is on the brink of becoming “Call me, never.”
Verizon now offers free robocall and spam blocking service  Sun SentinelVerizon is now offering free robocall and spam blocking services to help customers fight back against these malicious calls. The No. 1 U.S. carrier also has ...
Top 5 ways to block spam calls  TechRepublicScam likely, blocked number, a message in Chinese... sound familiar? Spam calls are on the rise, but there are ways to deal with it and keep the annoying ...
Don't pick up: how to stop these annoying robocalls for good  USA TODAYRobocalls are constant and they're costing phone owners money. Here's how to identify and stop them.
7 ways to stop robocalls now  Fox NewsHello! Please don't hang up… did you know that you could save a bundle on…? This is a robocall, another automated telemarketer. Nowadays, robocalls make ...
Top 10 Best Android Apps — Call Blocking — July 2018  Android HeadlinesSpammy and malicious calls are a serious annoyance, and even a danger for some Android owners. Iffy calls can cost you your time, your sanity, and in some ...
Spam calls: how to stop the robots from calling your iPhone or Android  The VergeIt seems like robocalls are only getting worse, but there are several ways of reducing the scam calls and these annoying, constant interruptions.
How to stop Robocalls  KomandoWant to stop unwanted telemarketing calls? Your carrier has tools, plus you can download apps. Read this complete guide to stopping unwanted and annoying ...
Check out the apps that will intercept robocalls and tell you when they're done  ABC NewsPesky calls from telemarketers may be easier to combat than ever. With new apps like Robokiller, spam calls are automatically intercepted so that your phone ...
How to Block Calls on an Android Phone  TechliciousWith an estimated 29.2% of all mobile calls in the US being spam in 2018, there no doubt things have gotten out of control. If you're fed up and want to block ...
T-Mobile switches on spam call protections for some cellphone users  Washington PostMany of T-Mobile's wireless customers will soon see a new “Caller Verified” message when they receive calls on their cellphones, the company said Thursday.
Verizon making spam, robocalling features free for all customers  Fox NewsRobocalls and spam calls might soon be less of a problem for Verizon customers.
The Beginning of the End of Robocalls  New York MagazineBy the end of 2019, spam phone calls could be on the ropes.
Hiya Says There Were 85B Robocalls Worldwide in 2018  The Mac ObserverHiya has released [PDF] its first Global Robocall Radar Report, and the results are troubling. Global spam calls grew 325% to 85 billion calls in 2018 (via ...
A new government app will allow you to stop telemarketing and spam calls  Brag MagazineA new government app allows people to register their numbers and block spam and telemarketing calls before they reach you.
Behold: This is the iPhone app you’ve been waiting for to stop those horrible spam calls  BGRSpam calls have been a problem in the United States for quite some time now, but things have really gotten awful over the past couple of years. The issue varies ...
Android May Have Introduced the Best Anti-Spam Call Feature Yet  SlateThe problem of robocalling is getting worse. In April, robocall-blocking *service* YouMail estimated 3.4 billion such calls were made—900 million more that month ...
8 Best Android Call Blocker App List For 2018 | Filter Spam Calls  FossbytesMany third-party apps can shield your device from unwanted calls and also help you to recognize the unknown numbers. We have made the best Android call ...
Savvy Senior: How seniors can stop frustrating robocalls  Allentown Morning CallQ: Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my home and cell phone, and I'm sick of it! -- Frustrated ...
Here's How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting Spam Robocalls  GizmodoThe two main agencies that are supposed to be helping monitor robocalls—the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission ...
Here's why you're getting so many spam phone calls  MarketWatchTax season spurs IRS scam calls, even as half of mobile calls are expected to be spam robocalls this year. Here's how to protect yourself.
If someone named 'Scam Likely' is calling you, don't pick up  USA TODAYThe four major wireless carriers are trying out new ways to combat the rising epidemic of spam callers.
New Apple patent suggests iPhones could warn against spam calls one day  The VergeA new Apple patent could finally give iPhone owners some relief from spam calls by automatically recognizing a fake call and warning users accordingly.
Stop the Robocalls: Tips to Hang up on Them for Good  WQAD MolineRobocalls happen day or night, ringing our cellphones, our landlines and are often nothing but a big waste of our time. Billions of robocalls happen each year If ...
iOS 12 includes support for reporting unwanted texts & calls as spam  9to5MaciOS 12 includes a notable update for handling spam messages and calls. As outlined on its developer webpage, app makers can now create an app extension ...
As Scams Skyrocket, How To Stop Robocalls On Android And iPhone  ForbesNever assume you're too smart to fall for a phone scam.
Blocking spam calls with mobile apps - Nation  The Star OnlinePETALING JAYA: From telemarketers offering credit cards and insurance to criminal Macau scam syndicates, Malaysian mobile phone users are being hounded ...
Relief From Spoofed Robocalls Is on the Way  ConsumerReports.orgThe telecom industry says that new technology to manage spoofed robocalls may start rolling out in the coming year. Consumer Reports tells you what you need ...
How To Stop Robo And Scam Calls Once And For All  HuffPostCursing like a sailor into the phone doesn't actually work, you know.
Verizon says they plan to block 'robocalls'  Fox 35 OrlandoIf you've been getting more "robocalls," or unsolicited calls on your cellphone, you're not alone.
John Oliver Tackles Robocalls by Flooding FCC With Spam Calls  PCMagDo you hate picking up your phone and hearing an automated voice on the other end? John Oliver has your back. The host of HBO's Last Week Tonight has ...
Google Pixel phones will automatically send spam calls to voicemail  The VergeGoogle is updating its default Phone app on Pixel devices to ignore spammy calls and automatically send them straight to voicemail.
Government shutdown could mean more robocalls on your cellphone  WPTV.comThe government shut down is trickling further down to the point where it could affect your cellphone.
Google Chrome to block spam ads starting July 9  Gadgets NowNEW DELHI: Tech giant Google has announced that it is bringing the built-in ad blocker of the Chrome browser to every country. The company rolled out the ...
Nearly half of all phone calls will be spam by 2019, according to new report  Android PoliceSpam calls have become obnoxious as of late for many people - myself included - and it looks like they are only going to get worse. First Orion... by Corbin ...
Quickly block spam calls with Castle, the anti-robocall app  KnowTechieSpam callers are getting smarter. No longer is it just 1-800 numbers and random strings of numbers, it is your area code and prefix. Castle could help.
How to block spam calls on Android smartphones  The Indian ExpressEvery day we receive calls from several unknown numbers, and some of those spammers, telemarketers and annoying strangers make us want to throw away ...
Kim Komando: Effective tips on how to stop those annoying robocalls  South Bend Tribune“Hello! Please don't hang up… did you know that you could save a bundle on…? This is a robocall, another automated telemarketer. Nowadays, robocalls make ...
Here's how Apple, Google, and Microsoft can stop robocalls  ZDNetIn the war against telephone spam, only superior firepower will win. But it will require cooperation between the competing tech superpowers and their clouds in ...
How to block spam messages on iPhone and Android devices  Gadgets NowLose 10Kgs in 4 weeks,” reads one message and “Hi, we have an exciting offer exclusively, to avail the offer give us missed call on 0099887655,” reads another.
How can I block spam calls?  KFOX El PasoIn a previous post, I explained how spam calls have sharply increased in recent months and most wireless companies aren't doing a very good job of blocking ...
How to Block SMS Spam on iOS 11  NDTVTired of spam text messages? iOS 11 allows you to block them easily, but you need to install third-party apps for this feature.
7 ways to finally end robocalls  Fox NewsRobocalls are the worst. That phony voice. The unstoppable message. At least you can get sassy with a telemarketer. Some robocalls are so convincing that you ...
How to stop robocalls: Those annoying automated phone calls are about to get worse  CBS NewsOf the robocalls made in August, 1.8 billion of them were scams and next year, some estimates predict half of all mobile calls will be scams.
The FCC is taking on Robocalls  KomandoRobocalls might be on the way out now that they are on the FCC's Radar.
Verizon charges new “spam” fee for texts sent from teachers to students  Ars TechnicaA free texting *service* used by teachers, students, and parents may stop working on the Verizon Wireless network because of a dispute over texting fees that ...
Estimated 24.9M Americans Lost $8.9B in Phone Scams as Rate of Spam Calls Jumps 22%, According to New Report from Truecaller  GlobeNewswireNew York, NY, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Truecaller announced findings today from its fourth annual study on the impact of phone scams and spam ...
Apple needs a feature like Google’s Call Screen  TechCrunchGoogle just one-upped Apple in a significant way by addressing a problem that's plaguing U.S. cellphone owners: spam calls. The company's new Pixel 3 ...
Research: 50% of all calls are robocalls, how to stop them on your phone  KomandoRobocalls are quite simply the most annoying modern tech drawback for many people. And aside from trying to sell you stuff, robocalls can be downright ...
How to Avoid (and Block) 'Neighbor-Spoofing' Robocalls  Tom's GuideAre you being flooded by spam calls from numbers with your area code and prefix? Here's how to avoid being tricked by these phony neighbors.
How to block spam texts and messages on your phone  KomandoTing! You've just received a new message. You set down your bags of groceries, dig into your pocket and pull out your smartphone. Then, you frown.
Stop spam calls with the best call- and text-blocker apps  Digital TrendsUnwanted calls and texts on your smartphone can be a serious headache. Put a stop to them with one of the best call and text blocker apps.
Top 10 Call Blocker Apps For Avoiding Unwanted Calls  MobileAppDailyKeep yourself free from constant annoying callers with our list of the 10 best call blocking apps in the market - check complete list now!
Waste Phone Scammers' Time Instead of Yours With RoboKiller  LifehackerI work in a profession where I tend to get a lot of phone calls from numbers I don't have saved as contacts. That means that I'll answer the phone during the work ...
AT&T is adding a spam filter for phone calls  The VergeToday, AT&T introduced a new *service* for automated blocking of fraud or spam calls. Dubbed AT&T Call Protect, the system identifies specific numbers believed ...
XRP is a Valuable Tool for Addressing Crypto Spam on Twitter  NullTXThere are numerous innovative projects in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world which are often overlooked. In the case of “You're Welcome”, their approach ...
How to stop robocallers  Business InsiderRobocallers are a nuisance, and it seems like they're more prevalent than ever. With tricks like using the same area code as you, it seems like there's no escape ...
How to turn the tables on scam, spam callers  13WHAM-TVRochester, N. Y. (WHAM) - Monroe County's 585 area code is among the most targeted in the country by scam and spam callers. More than 15500000 of these ...
Top 5 Caller ID & Blocking Android Apps  TechlomediaAlmost daily we receive calls from different marketing companies offering different schemes and products. Sometimes unknown callers also create big trouble.
Five tips for blocking spam from your inbox  Popular ScienceFree yourself from junk emails! This five-point plan will banish spam to help you declutter your inbox.
How to clear all unwanted emails from your inbox  KomandoThere is software that allows you to get rid of all those unwanted Emails that are pilling up in your inbox.
T-Mobile's spam call blocking is coming to MetroPCS  The VergeBack in March, T-Mobile introduced Scam ID and Scam Block, two features that help users avoid annoying robocalls, and now it's bringing the *service* to ...
ZTE integrates spam blocker and fraud protection tech from Hiya into Axon 7 smartphone  GeekWireZTE is teaming up with a Seattle startup to help customers block unwanted calls. The China-based company announced today that its $399 Axon 7 smartphone ...
Malwarebytes comes to iOS w/ scam call blocking, spam text filtering, web protection & more  9to5MacLong-time Mac security software Malwarebytes is making its iOS debut this month with the release of a new all-in-one security app for iOS users.
How to block the annoying robocalls that you keep getting  CNBCAnyone can pay to make millions of robocalls. There are legitimate businesses that follow the law which you can pay to have your message sent out to people ...
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