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Glossary - Joe-job

The act of forging the eMail identity of an innocent victim, sometimes in an attempt to retaliate against those who originally reported the spamming.  Over the years, some junk eMailers have been known to impersonate a victim for reporting their spamming activities to their ISP, often resulting in a large number of incorrect complaints about the sender who's eMail address was forged.

A forged eMail message qualifies as a "joe job" if it includes information about [and links to] products or services that the innocent victim describes on their web site (and/or other internet service), and the victim didn't authorize the advertisement.

In many civilized nations, including Canada, forgery is a criminal offense.  If you are the victim of forgery, a lawyer can help you determine what your options are.

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