Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Librarian Secret #3

When people used to talk about Spam, they were referring to a meat product that came in a can at the local grocery store (it still does, if you're interested). As a young couple, my husband and I ate a lot of it. For those of you who aren't familiar with Spam, it is a cheap version of ham and goes well with Pork 'n Beans! Unfortunately, when you hear the word spam nowadays, it is most likely pertaining to the vast amounts of unwanted emails that show up in inboxes across the country every day. If you have ever wondered if there is a place to report these unwanted emails, the answer is YES.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a Web page dedicated to this purpose. They put all of the information they receive from reported spam into a database and use the knowledge to "generate cases against people who use spam to spread false or misleading information about their products or services" (FTC Web site).To access the FTC Spam page and learn how to report spam, click here: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/spam/report.html

The only good spam, comes in a can. I hope you have enjoyed this Librarian Secret!

5 comments:

Missy said...

Great information to have...thanks for sharing!

Missy said...

Great information to have...thanks for sharing!

Forgetful Librarian said...

Thank you for stopping by!

Carmen W. said...

Hello,
I saw your husband last Sunday in So. San Francisco and told me about your blog. I also started blogging recently and enjoy it more than I should. Thanks for sharing.

Forgetful Librarian said...

Thanks, Carmen. I will check out your blog.