THE swindlers who bombard us with e- mail spam scams didn’t know what they were taking on when they began corresponding with Bob Servant. The fictional creation of Scottish writer Neil Forsyth, Servant ran rings around so- called African lawyers, lonely Russian women and Nigerian tribal chiefs, and his e- mail exchanges are published in a book, Delete This at Your Peril, next week.
BUSINESSES will this week urge the Scottish Government not to cave in to demands by campaign groups to ban junk mail.
IT'S a fortunate person who doesn't have to deal with the problem of junk or virus e-mail today. Most of us encounter spam on a daily basis on our PCs in the office or at home. For some it's merely a nuisance, but for others it is far more sinister - in some cases it's criminals trying to steal your identity or hack into your system.
THE number of spam e-mails has reached record levels, with nine out of ten messages being junk, a survey has found.
AN Edinburgh internet expert, who has won a historic legal victory over e-mail spammers, is launching a website to help people fight unwanted junk mail.
THE actions of a rebel postman who told customers how to avoid getting junk mail has led to more than 200,000 people signing up to opt-out schemes.
EVERY day, 1.5 million e-mails are sent to staff and students at Edinburgh University from the outside world - but only 125,000 of those prove to be genuine.
A THIRD of British companies are breaking the UK's laws on junk email, according to a new study.
FIRST there was Spam, now there is Spit.
MORE than half of Britons over the age of 15 have been targeted by mass marketing scams, the Office of Fair Trading revealed today.
THE tide of junk mail that flows through British letterboxes every day has been put at more than 21 billion items a year.
A BUSINESSMAN has won what is believed to be the first victory of its kind by claiming damages from a company which sent him e-mail spam.
THE government's "Spam tsar" is running up the white flag in the war against junk e-mail, warning that the only way to stop unwanted messages is to buy blocking software for computers.
UNSOLICITED faxes, e-mails and computer viruses are hitting the pockets of small businesses across the UK, according to research by Bank of Scotland Business Banking.
ALMOST half of internet users have received spam e-mails aimed at tricking them into revealing personal information, according to research published today.
A MAN has been jailed for nine years for sending millions of junk e-mails, or "spamming".
A MAN who sent millions of junk e-mails offering phoney get-rich schemes is facing nine years in prison after becoming the first person in the United States to be convicted under tough new anti-spam laws.