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How To Stop Amazon Seller Emails

There’s a new kind of spam email in town, and it’s maddening. I’ve noticed many of my Amazon orders prompt unwanted follow up messages from the vendor, and I’m sick of it. These always come disguised as a “thanks for your order,” “helpful tips,” “let us know if there are any problems,” email or similar, […]

How To Get Rid of iCloud Calendar Spam

I don’t use any Apple stuff but I know lots of my readers do, so here’s something for them.     Beginning around last November, many iCloud users started getting fake Calendar invites to “events” that are really just ads with embedded links, like an invite to “Versace Bags Sale – 50% Off!”. Unfortunately, turning […]

LinkedIn Ordered To Pay $13M Settlement For Spam

  Way back in 2011 LinkedIn introduced its Add Connections feature. Members were told this feature would help them connect with other LinkedIn users among their contacts list, so many signed up. However, those who opted in for the feature were horrified to learn the result was a mass spamming of their email contacts list, […]

Don’t Be An Internet Dupe – How To Know If Stuff You See Online Is True Or An Urban Legend

  I can’t count the number of times in any given day that someone posts an urban legend online, all in a panic over kids being stabbed by drug-filled hypodermic needles in McDonald’s ball pits, rapists using children to lure their victims, that the surfaces of cut onions are more likely to cause food poisoning […]

Did You Know You Can Google Junk Phone To Find Out Who’s Calling?

The National Do Not Call Registry—where you’re supposed to be able to remove yourself from telemarketer lists through a single, centralized form, and any salespeople who called you after your number was registered were supposed to be subject to government fines or worse— was a great idea, but it’s not really working. Telemarketers figured out […]