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1 2000 Linwood Ave Suite 19J Fort Lee, NJ What Spammers Don t Want You To Know About Permanently Blocking Their Vicious s Following Last Year s Hack Attack At Epsilon, You May Be Overwhelmed By A Sudden Surge Of Spam . This Report Covers The Basic Facts You Need To Know To Protect Your Computer Network From Harm! This free report will explain in simple, non-technical, terms what you can do to significantly decrease or even eliminate the spam that ends up in your Inbox. Your name and e- mail address may already be in the hands of hackers who plan to use it to obtain additional personal or professional information. Avoid potential headaches by reading this report first. You ll discover: Why you should use a disposable address. Why you have to pay special attention to every field on a sign-up form. What you can do to create a throwaway address to help minimize the amount of spam you get. How to avoid getting even more spam when you thought you opted out. And more!

2 Page 1 May 2013 From the Desk of: Larry Kahm President Heliotropic Systems, Inc. Dear Fellow Business Owner, Warning: Spam s are not only annoying and time-consuming, but they are also becoming more dangerous to your personal privacy and the security of your computer. Millions of computer users are getting infected, spoofed, and tricked by spam s every year. Many are forced to pay hefty fees to clean and restore their computers back to working order. I know you don t want to be one of them. There are three new dangers that all computer users must be aware of: 1. An increase in hijacked and spoofed addresses. Spammers have discovered new ways to make it appear as though their spam e- mail is coming from your computer. This could result in having your Internet connection terminated or put on hold by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). That is why good spam blocking software will not only block spam coming to your Inbox, but also unauthorized outbound spam from your desktop or server. 2. An increase in virus-carrying spam. Accidentally open a spam carrying a nasty virus and you can end up with big problems ranging from the slowing of your system to more serious threats, such as system crashes, data loss, identify theft, redirecting your web browser to porn sites, and more. 3. Spear phishing spam. A spear phishing appears to be a legitimate from a bank, vendor, friend, or other trusted source. The purpose is to trick you into giving out confidential information, such as bank account, social security number, password, or credit card numbers. You ve probably already received a PayPal or bank spam that said your account was going to be closed unless you verified your information. It then directs you to a very convincing web site where you enter certain information the spammer is trying to glean. In reality, this is a malicious third party that is going to use your information to open credit card accounts, access your account, steal money, and cause you other major identity and financial problems. So what can you do about this?

3 Page 2 First and foremost, it is absolutely critical that you get a quality spam blocking software product installed as a first line of defense. New government regulations haven t done a single thing towards preventing or stopping spammers, so the responsibility rests on your shoulders. Next, you want to make sure you don t throw yourself under the bus by getting on a spammer s list in the first place. As you might know from firsthand experience, once you are on a spammer s mailing list, it is next to impossible to get off. And changing your address can be a major inconvenience if not impossible if you rely on it to stay in touch with important business and personal contacts. 5 Simple Ways To Avoid An Avalanche Of Spam To reduce the chances of your address getting spammed, here are five simple preventative measures you can take that will go a long way toward keeping that not-so-delicious spam out of your Inbox. 1. Use a disposable address. If you buy products online, or occasionally subscribe to web sites that interest you, chances are you are going to get spammed. To avoid your main address from ending up on a broadcast list, set up a free Internet address with Hotmail, Yahoo!, or Google, and use that address when buying something or subscribing to online newsletters. 2. Pay attention to check boxes that automatically opt you in. Whenever you subscribe to a web site, or make a purchase online, be very watchful for small, pre-checked boxes that say, Yes! I want to receive offers from third -party companies. If you do not uncheck the box to opt out, your address can and will be sold to every online advertiser. To avoid this from happening, simply take a closer look at every online form you fill out. 3. Don t use your main address on your web site, web forums, or newsgroups. Spammers have special programs that can glean addresses from web sites without your permission. If you are posting to a web forum or newsgroup, use your disposable address instead of your main address. If you want to post an address on your web site s home page, use and have all replies forwarded to a folder in your Inbox that won t interfere with your main address.

4 Page 3 4. Create throwaway accounts. If you own a web domain, all mail going to an address at your domain is probably set up to come directly to you by default. For example, an addressed to will be delivered to your Inbox. This is a great way to fight spam without missing out on important s you want to get. The next time you sign up for a newsletter, use the title of the web site in your address. For example, if the web site is called, enter as your address. If you get spammed, look at what address the spam was sent to. If shows up as the original recipient, you know the source, because that address was unique to that web site. Now you can easily stop the spam by making any set to that address bounce back to the sender. 5. Don t open, reply to, or try to opt-out of obvious spam s. Opening, replying to, or even clicking a bogus opt-out link in an obvious spam e -mail signals that your address is active, and sure as you are breathing while you are reading this report more spam will follow. The only time it is safe to click on the opt-out link, or reply to the , is when the message was sent from a company that you know or do business with. For example, a company that you purchase from, or a newsletter you subscribe to. How To Permanently Stop Spam From Taking Over Your Inbox As I said earlier, spam has become more than an aggravation; it now poses a serious threat to your computer network and your personal security. While the above tips will help somewhat, the only way to permanently stop spam is to install an industrial-strength spam filter. But beware! Not all spam blockers are created equal, and some can end up blocking important s you want to receive, while others can be a pain in the neck to manage. At a minimum, your spam filtering software should provide the following features. 1. Automatically block s coming to invalid address at your domain. Almost 90% of spam is sent to invalid addresses at a domain. What is an invalid ? An address that is not set up or assigned to a user. For example,

5 Page 4 you may have three accounts in your organization; one for one for and one for A spammer will often send spam to or at your domain knowing that it will get through 2. User control. Make sure your spam blocking software allows each user to configure their own rules of what should be blocked and what should pass through. After all, one person s trash is another person s treasure! Some spam filters only allow for a one-size-fits-all approach, and requires that an administrator set the rules for a particular Inbox. This can be frustrating and time-consuming. 3. Inbound and Outbound control. Make sure your spam blocking software has the ability to protect your company s sensitive information from being sent to unauthorized recipients. After all, you want to maintain the integrity of the information leaving your corporate network, preserving your brand and reputation. Ideally, the best way to determine if a spam filter is right for you is through a free trial. That s why I am offering you a free month of spam filtering. Call Me Today For 30 Days Of FREE Spam Filtering Here s how it works You can simply call my office at , or fill in and fax back the enclosed form. As soon as I receive your request, I will contact you to set up spam filtering on your company s Inbox for 30 days. The information I need will take less than 1 hour to obtain, and within 24 hours your will be protected for a full month. If, at the end of the 30-day period you absolutely love your new spam-free Inbox (and I am confident you will), I can set you up with a permanent spam filtering account for as little as $30.00 per month. But if you aren t absolutely thrilled with this filtering service, for any reason, at the end of the 30-day free trial, I ll remove the service at no cost or risk to you. That means no questions, no hassles, and no payment.

6 Page 5 Here s What I Had To Say When I Signed Up For This Spam Filtering Service: I m seeing this spam filtering product is really doing its job on my corporate account. By this time (almost noon), I d have had at least 40 garbage s float through. And that s not counting the two or three dozen I would have deleted by scanning my web mail first. Today, there s been only 1 piece of junk! I am impressed. Now, you probably think I am trying to hustle you into buying this. The truth is, I am not. But just think about this: How much is your time worth? If you spend 10 minutes each day battling spam in your Inbox, you are throwing away more than 3 hours of time you could be devoting to your business each month. Which do you think costs more your time or this software? You have 30 days to try this spam filtering software for free. It is that simple and you have nothing to lose but inconvenient spam! So give me a call at , or fax back the enclosed form while you are thinking about it. You ll be glad you did! Sincerely, Larry Kahm President Heliotropic Systems, Inc

7 Free 30-Day Spam Filtering Trial Request Form YES, I Want To Stop The Spam Please sign me up for 30 days of free spam filtering! I am sick and tired of spam, and want to find out how I can put an end to it once and for all. I understand that saying yes to this trial does not obligate me to purchase anything. I further understand that this will be a simple, easy, and pain-free process that will not interfere with me sending or receiving in any way. Need To Speak To Someone Right Away? Call Please Complete This Form: Your Name: Title: Company: Address: City, State, Zip: Phone: Address: Number of computers: In addition to spam, are there any other or Internet-related problems you are having? If so, please describe them below: Fax This Completed Form To: This form MUST be completed and faxed back to our office by: MAY 31, 2013

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