|As more people use email, marketers are increasingly using email messages to pitch their products and services. You may receive a lot of junk email messages from people you don't know. Some consumers find unsolicited commercial email - also known as "spam" - annoying and time consuming; others have lost money to bogus offers that arrived in their inbox.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) spam website provides tips on how to reduce the amount of spam email in your inbox. If you get spam email that you think is deceptive, forward it to email@example.com. The FTC uses the spam stored in this database to pursue law enforcement actions against people who send deceptive email.
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