Do you receive lots of junk
email messages from people
you don’ know? s
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
Some people say that
emails – also known as
“spam” - are annoying and time
commercial emails –
The following tips may help (junk email)
stop the surge of emails you
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State Capitol Building State Capitol Building
500 East Capitol 500 East Capitol
Pierre SD 57501 Pierre SD 57501
Fax: (605) 773-3809
Fax: (605) 773-3809
Tips What to do?
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 email@example.com.
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”
address ♦ Remember that most chain
for letter schemes are illegal.
groups, ♦ Avoid pyramid schemes.
chat Rarely do people make
rooms, web pages, or money on these schemes.
on line bulletin boards. Pyramid schemes are
♦ 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
Pierre SD 57501
determine if the site
protects your email Fax: (605) 773-3809
address and other Website: http://www.state.sd.us/puc/