Waiting For Muris To Opt In
from the going-down-the-wrong-path? dept
Since the recent launch of the national “do not call” list, there has been more and more talk about a corresponding “do not spam” list. Now the Washington Post is taking up the issue, suggesting that it’s all in the hands of the FTC chair who created the “do not call” list, and that he’s receiving so much praise for that list, that he could push through a similar “do not spam” list. The problem, of course, is that he realizes, like so many of us do, that a “do not spam” list would not be even remotely effective, and could backfire. While most telemarketers, while often sneaky and slightly underhanded, have tried to be legit, spammers don’t care at all. Also, it’s much easier to track down a caller than a spammer. With spammers increasingly covering their tracks and moving offshore, a “do not spam” list would become more of a target list for spammers.