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Tonight I had my first AGLOCO email spam asking me to sign up. I guess it was only a matter of time till the spam started to roll in. I'm actually surprised it took this long. I remember with AllAdvantage, I would get dozens of requests everyday to join the program. According to AGLOCO's Anti-SPAM policy...

In simple terms spam (a.k.a. unsolicited commercial e-mail, unsolicited bulk e-mail, mass e-mail, junk e-mail) is a message that advertises goods or services that you send to someone without their prior consent or in the absence of a previous relationship.

AGLOCO also setup an address (SPAM@AGLOCO.COM) to deal with SPAM sources, so if you get one of these unsolicited emails you too can curb stomp your very own SPAMMER by forwarding it to them. AGLOCO's SPAM policy is very clear, and very severe:

AGLOCO™’s anti-spam policy, acceptance of which is a condition of our General Membership Agreement, is very simple: if you spam, you are out. Your account will be closed, your referrals will be lost, any benefits due to you will forfeited, and you will be ineligible for a new account. Furthermore, any member who would benefit from your membership will lose the benefit of your referrals. Similarly, if anyone you refer violates this policy, you will lose the potential benefit of having the spammer as a referral as well as the potential benefit of having the spammer's direct and extended referrals as referrals. This means that all members of AGLOCO™ have the responsibility (and a strong incentive) to make sure that everyone you refer understands appropriate ways of promoting AGLOCO™.

If you are a SCUMBAG SPAMMER, you might want to rethink signing up. You won't get far. Now the question is, will AGLOCO actually do anything about the user that SPAMMED me? If they don't, the policy means diddly squat. Too bad they can't have a "Hall of Shame" to make an example of the scum. Unfortunately, that would violate their privacy policies.

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