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Millions of scam victims

Research by the Office of Fair Trading has revealed that 3.2 million adults in the UK fall victim to a scam every year. Scams cost the UK consumer an estimated £3.5 billion per annum.

Postman fuels rise in junk mail opt-outs

The actions of postman Roger Annies, who told householders on his round how to avoid unaddressed junk mail, have led to more than 200,000 people signing up to opt-out schemes.

A New American (Junk Mail Free) Dream

Three years after a Do Not Call Registery was introduced in the United States there still is no 'Do Not Junk' Registry. The Center for a New American Dream is hoping to change things.

'Spam more annoying than junk mail'

Most people find spam emails more intrusive and irritating than junk mail landing on their doormat, according to Canadian research.

Anti-junk mail postie loses round

Roger Annies, the postman suspended for telling customers how to stop unaddressed junk mail distributed by Royal Mail, has been told he still has a job - but not his old round in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

Confusion over warning not to register with Door-to-Door Opt-Out

Royal Mail has warned householders wanting to register with the company's opt-out scheme for unaddressed mail that they may no longer receive "information from central and local government and other public bodies" if they do so. Postwatch is disputing the warning.