Video Transcript: Working Together to Fight Spam
Spam is irritating, it can also be threatening, housing malicious malware, viruses and other cyber threats.
Spam thrives because spammers profit from it.
So, what do we do about spam?
To start, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation requires a consent and an “unsubscribe” option, making it harder for spammers to succeed.
So what can you do to help us?
Canadians report thousands of spam messages to us every week. We use this information to investigate malware, false and misleading advertising as well as spyware.
Each report of spam is valuable. They all form a piece of the puzzle that helps us go after the worst offenders.
Violators can face severe penalties of up to $10 million dollars for each violation.
Our main goal is to protect you and make spammers think twice about sending spam to Canadians.
Together, we can fight spam.
To learn more, please visit fightspam.gc.ca/src
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