The Can-Spam Act

Hey everyone,

I was doing some classwork today and I came across something that I thought was pretty important to us small business owners.  I responded to my classmates but I think you should check out this link  https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/can-spam-act-compliance-guide-business

The Can-Spam Act and was passed into law in 2003 by Congress and President George W. Bush.  I had no idea.  Apparently, many people do not care about this law, or either it is not enforced.  In my text book, it states that it was created:

“To address the negative aspects of spam, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed into law in 2003 the CAN-SPAM Act.37 The act’s title represents a tortured acronym for a bill officially called the “Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003.” It applies to “commercial electronic mail messages” that have as their “primary purpose” the “commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product or service” (Pember & Calvert 2015, pp. 606).

I mainly wanted to discuss this because a lot of people may become unsuspecting victims of malware, spyware, and hacking of their computers if they do not know how to scroll over the senders’ name of an email that was sent to them.  Five specific components of the Can-Span Act are:

1.  False and Misleading Messages, 2. Functioning Return Address and Opt-Out Mechanism, 3. 10 Day Prohibition Period, 4. Disclosure Requirements, and 5. Aggravated Violations (Pember & Calvert 2015, pp. 606).

If you can,, please look up these components in the Pember & Calvert book, or you can just Google this information.  Additionally, I want you to be safe and not get hacked so  please be careful with emails that are sent to you.  MANY of them are meant to hack your computer and please do NOT click on any links in emails that you do not know who sent them.

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