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Q and A: Providing personal data gives spammers an in

Published 08/09/2010, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

QUESTION: I was on a website when a flashing box appeared on the bottom of the screen. It said I was the 1 millionth reader and had won a $1,000 gift certificate to Walmart. When I clicked on the box, a screen full of questions came up; they asked for my e-mail address, age, household income, years of education completed and health questions.

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