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Published May 10, 2007


When you send junk mail to what happens to it? Does anybody do anything, or is it just a useless gesture?

Sana Chriss, spam coordinator for the Federal Trade Commission, says the agency relies on incoming spam to conduct its investigations. Since its first case in 1997, the commission has pursued 89 spam-related cases. About 300, 000 samples of deceptive e-mail are forwarded to the address each day. The commission has actively pursued pyramid schemes, money-making chain letters, credit card scams, fraudulent business opportunities and more. For more information, go to

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