22 May 2008

How to Make Money CANing SPAM

Do you have a knack for doing basic research?
Do you despise SPAM?
Have you ever clicked the Report SPAM button in your email?
Would you like to get paid for reporting SPAM?

Think it is a joke? Let's read a portion of the United States Code, nicknamed the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003:

SEC. 11. IMPROVING < 7710.>> ENFORCEMENT BY PROVIDING REWARDS FOR
INFORMATION ABOUT VIOLATIONS; LABELING.

The Commission shall transmit to the Senate Committee on Commerce,
Science, and Transportation and the House of Representatives Committee
on Energy and Commerce--
(1) a report, within 9 months after the date of enactment of
this Act, that sets forth a system for rewarding those who
supply information about violations of this Act, including--
(A) procedures for the Commission to grant a reward
of not less than 20 percent of the total civil penalty
collected for a violation of this Act to the first
person that--
(i) identifies the person in violation of this
Act; and
(ii) supplies information that leads to the
successful collection of a civil penalty by the
Commission;

Whoa! That's right! Read for yourself on the government's website too: CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
In my next blog entry, I will be going into further detail of how a single, United States citizen, such as yourself, can start making money by doing the very thing we've all been programmed to do while checking your email.

Spam law allows bounty hunts
Reward idea raises hopes for prosecution, fears of vigilantism

Headline from an article: Published on December 22, 2003, The Washington Times.






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