Steps for Evidence Collection
- Step One: Determine the law in your jurisdiction
Find out if your state regulates unsolicited commercial email. If your state does not have a law regarding UCE, then you need to write to your legislator and lobby for one.
- Step Two: Preserve the evidence
This can be the most tedious and time consuming part of the process, but it is also perhaps the most vital one, because without evidence you don't have a case.
- Step Three: Identify the spammer
Most spammers try to hide their identities because they know that what they are doing is wrong. Nonetheless, they want your money and need to provide at least enough info to get it. Some people consider this "spam hunting" aspect to be the most fun part of the process.
- Step Four: Burn to disk
Eventually you may have to present your evidence in court. If you hire an attorney, he or she will most certainly want to look over your evidence. In any event, it is a good idea to make an electronic copy of all the files you created n steps two and three.