is a "innocent victim" of a recent
Spam attack/campaign, by one or more Spam companies
(hereafter referred as "Spammers"
either as an individual and/or individuals and/or company
and/or companies). "Spammers" are sending out
hundreds, thousands or millions of Spam emails with a forged,
fake, impersonating or pretending to be from a Hints.com
email addressee, thereby pretending to originate
from Hints.com domain
name/network. "Spammers" are harming Hints.com
while using the Hints.com
domain name without permission. "Spammers"
are harming Hints.com
by the "Spammers" use of the domain
name Hints.com by sending
out SPAM [unsolicited emails], smearing (painting in a bad
light) the domain name Hints.com.
"Spammers" are making a monetary gain while using
the domain name Hints.com,
directly or indirectly. "Spammers" are using
hundreds or thousands of various "made up" names as
part of the 1st part of the email address and Hints.com
as part of the domain name. Furthermore the
"Spammers" action/s (distribution of Spam email) is
a violation of virtually all ISPs' (Internet Service
Providers') contracts, and is illegal in most United States
states', including but not limited to the State of California.
advised that Hints.com
has had nothing whatsoever to do with the above mentioned SPAM
e-mails. If You've "Received Spam from Hints.com"
the messages do not originate from Hints.com
does not Spam emails. Hints.com
does not condone Spam emails. Rest assured that Hints.com
has NO participation in the Spam emails, other than "being
an innocent victim" of Spammers
behavior. We request that you do not direct your
blame or frustration towards Hints.com
for we share that frustration. Hints.com
Spam Email Policy is clear: Absolutely
no email spamming from or to Hints.com
web site, email account or accounts, including but not limited
to or about Hints.com
products, information and services, etc..
If you check the Spam
email headers you will see that the Spam email using Hints.com
domain/network name as part of the FROM: Spam
email, actually came from someplace else other than Hints.com.
If a web site is advertised in way or fashion within the body
of the message, it is not Hints.com,
butt rather some other website. Note, the website the
Spam email directs you to, more than likely logs any
information it can gleam from your computer. If you
investigate the Spam email in more detail, you will probably
find that the IP address that the Spam came from does not
belong to the Spammer either. Usually the IP address may
belong to some average Joe whose machine got used by the
Spammer, either by using an open email relay, hijacked some
average Joe's computer or an email virus that is sending out
Spam emails. Though Spam fighting is viewed as a noble
cause; real Spam costs real money in clean up fees when it
overloads network resources and for the end user it gets in
the way of retrieving important e-mail, and a real burden to
dial-up users' with a slower Internet connection. The
Internet has been built on the concept of self-policing to
date and it has enabled the Internet to flourish.
However in the case of Spam email, it has also made the
Internet ripe for abuse such as a "Joe
Job" Spam attack/campaign.
NEVER follow the instructions of a Spammer's email
"removal request". Asking for removal only
confirms your "live address" to a Spammer, who in
turn harvests these addresses into a list of known good
addresses, and then continues to Spam those addresses or sells
those addresses to other Spammers. Same happens
when you purchase any product advertised in a Spam email.
We potential have one
or more legal actions against the perpetrators of this current
Job" Spam attack/campaign
["Spammers"] under advisement and currently
gathering information to that end.
JOE JOB DEFINITION
is a term used to describe fraudulent Spam. A
is the sending of Spam designed to look like it comes from a
particular source. The implicated party is
then the recipient of the bounced messages, Spam complaints,
and potentially various threats from those who have received
information about Joe Jobs.
Thank you for your patience and
Last revised: 2003-11-21