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Do you receive lots of junk
email messages from people
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you don’ know?           s
                      It’ no
surprise if you do. Just as
more people use email as part
of their daily routine, many
marketers use email messages
to pitch their products and
services.

Some people say that
unsolicitied     commercial
emails – also known as
“spam” - are annoying and time
consuming.
                                                                                                                       Unsolicited
                                                                                                                commercial emails –
The following tips may help                                                                                           (junk email)
stop the surge of emails you
receive.
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                                 South Dakota Public Utilities Commission           South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
                                 State Capitol Building                             State Capitol Building
                                 500 East Capitol                                   500 East Capitol
                                 Pierre SD 57501                                    Pierre SD 57501
                                 Call: 1-800-332-1782
                                                                                    Call: 1-800-332-1782
                                 Fax: (605) 773-3809
                                                                                    Fax: (605) 773-3809
                                 Website: http://www.state.sd.us/puc/
                                                                                    Website: http://www.state.sd.us/puc/
                                 Email: Leni.Healy@state.sd.us
                                                                                    Email: Leni.Healy@state.sd.us
                                    Tips                                              What to do?
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    Don’ respond.                             personal information.         Forward unwanted, unsolicited
      The response confirms                                                 emails to the Federal Trade
      that your email is active.       ♦   Use a spam filter or forward.    Commission at uce@ftc.gov.
      The spammer will                       Check with your internet       They will investigate the latest
      proba bly spam you                     service provider to see        scams.
      again. Spammers                        if they provide such
      frequently use invalid                 services. Ask the
      addresses for their                    provider how they can          Call the Federal Trade
      return which clogs                     protect you.                   Commission toll free at
      up the email system.                                                  1-877-382-4357.
                                       ♦   Treat unsolicited email as you
                     ♦    Protect          treat junk mail.
                       your email                   t
                                              Don’ believe all of the
                       address.               promises. Be skeptical of
                         Use a                of “get rich quick”
                          second              schemes.
                          email
                          address      ♦   Remember that most chain
                          for              letter schemes are illegal.
                          news
                          groups,      ♦   Avoid pyramid schemes.
                       chat                  Rarely do people make
       rooms, web pages, or                  money on these schemes.
       on line bulletin boards.              Pyramid schemes are
                                             also illegal.
♦   Read the fine print.                                                    South Dakota
                                                                            Public Utilities Commission
      If you register for              ♦        t
                                           Don’ respond to offers to
      services or place orders             erase bad credit information.    South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
      on line, read the site’s                There is no legal way for     State Capitol Building
                                                                            500 East Capitol
      privacy policy to                       this to be done.
                                                                            Pierre SD 57501
      determine if the site
                                                                            Call: 1-800-332-1782
      protects your email                                                   Fax: (605) 773-3809

      address and other                                                     Website: http://www.state.sd.us/puc/
                                                                            Email: Leni.Healy@state.sd.us

				
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