The Fed Jammed Your In-Box

The Fed Jammed Your In-Box

There was a huge increase in e-mail spam last month, and the recent problems in the credit markets are partly to blame, says the computer security firm Symantec. With the housing market taking a continued hit in September, in-boxes also took an increased hit as spammers exploited the recent market slowdown and subsequent interest rate […]

Clinton Backer’s Ties to Powerful Cut Both Ways

Clinton Backer’s Ties to Powerful Cut Both Ways

Vinod Gupta, a wealthy Democratic donor, is pulling back, saying that controversies have become too much.

When a Scam Is a Phone Call Away

When a Scam Is a Phone Call Away

Letters from Beni Dakar, Jan Bone, Mindy A Bockstein and Nancy Brenner respond to May 20 article about telemarketing scams directed at elderly; Bockstein, executive director of New York State Consumer Protection Board, holds that consumers, particularly elderly, need protection from scam artists who purchase ‘sucker lists’ from list brokers; suggests legislation modeled on ‘do not call’ telemarketing law; drawing