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Bad guys using TRJ to send out junk/spam e-mails


March 31, 2011     E-mail this page to a friend!

Many subscribers to TRJ—The Racing Journal's e-newsletter have told us that they're getting junk e-mail from TRJ—The Racing Journal.

To our thousands of e-newsletter subscribers: Those e-mails are not really from us. But, clicking the "unsubscribe" link on the e-mails will not stop the e-mails—it will only stop the real e-newsletter that comes from us.

This sort of thing happens when some businesspeople can't get customers unless they pretend they are somebody else, and in this particular case, they have chosen to pretend that they are us. We don't know who they are or how they got their hands on some of our e-mail addresses, but we're trying to find out, and we're working with our e-mail-list officials to identify a solution. We'll let you know when we find a suitable response.

If you haven't received any of these junk e-mails, count yourself lucky. For most people, they fall harmlessly into a "junk folder" within their e-mail software. That's what was happening to them here at TRJ—The Racing Journal, and so we weren't even aware of the problem until some of our subscribers asked us about them. The junk e-mails are usually along the lines of "get-rich-quick" schemes, and if we knew how to do that, we'd just do it . . . in fact, we'd be so busy doing it that we we probably wouldn't even have time to send out e-mails about it.


In the meantime, you should know that clicking the "unsubscribe" link on the e-mails will not stop the e-mails—it will only stop the real e-newsletter that comes from us.

We're sorry this happened. We thank you for your trust and we ask that you bear with us as we look at our options.

Thank you,

Robert Cooke, Jr.
Managing Editor, TRJ—The Racing Journal