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"Preserving the future,
Spoofing and Spamming
There is a trend happening on the Internet that is very frustrating to us. Like you, we received tons of unsolicited junk email (Spam) every day. Now, we have learn that these spammers are using a technique called "spoofing" to hide their identities.
Spoofing is a form of identity theft and accomplished by adjusting their reply to address to another valid email address. In this case, they have changed their reply to address to our Web address.
Now, along with the normal junk mail, we get messages bounced from mail sent to invalid email addresses and notes from people wanting us to stop sending the stuff.
Be assured, and read our privacy and policies page, and know that we would never use unsolicited email (Spam) nor provide your contact information to others.
If you do receive spam from some coward using our domain name, look at the message header and you will see the actual mail route that the message took. Please contact your Internet service provider and report this information. Please also point out that the email reply to address is spoofed and that is is not from us.
We are told that there is no known way to prevent this. For more information, here are a few links:
Please realize that we have no control over the practices of these criminals. We will, however, prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. If you have information that will help us in this effort, please contact us.
Thank you for your support and understanding.