Lawyer spam

April 19, 2010
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I recently experienced a first when it comes to my personal e-mail account: I received spam e-mail from an attorney.

An e-mail from California attorney Roni Deutch, whose name I recognize from TV commercials, made it into my junk e-mail box Monday afternoon. I’m not sure if my e-mail has been sold to an advertising company or if this attorney thinks e-mail is the way to reach out to potential clients.

One thing that’s actually good about receiving this type of solicitation in an e-mail format instead of seeing it on TV is that I can read the fine print. Instead of scrolling by so quickly on the screen and being barely legible, I can see that Deutch may not be my attorney, there’s no representation as to the quality of her services to be better than those of other attorneys, and I should independently investigate her credentials and not rely on her ad.

Unfortunately for Ms. Deutch (and fortunate for me), I do not owe any money to the IRS, so I won’t be needing her services.
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  • Attorneys actually invented internet spam back in the 90\'s. The first ever internet spam was mass usenet postings by an immigration attorney. Here\'s a recent Wired blog post on the subject:
    http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/04/0412canter-siegel-usenet-spam/

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