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FTC (Federal Trade Commission’s) staff began its analysis by determining the type of offer being made in each spam message. The messages fell into eight general categories, with a catch-all category included for types of offers that appeared infrequently:
Investment/Business Opportunity offers account for 20% of spam studied. Themajority of these arework-at-home, franchise, chain letter, and other non-securities offers.
The following illustration sets forth the prevalence of different types of offers in the random sample of spam analyzed by FTC staff:
Investment/Business Opportunity, Adult, and Finance offers together comprise over half ofspam in sample.
Together, Investment/Business Opportunity, Adult, and Finance offers comprised 55% of the random sample of spam analyzed by FTC staff. Surprisingly, given that UCE inherently targets consumers with computers and Internet connections, only 7% of the spam analyzed concerned offers for computer or Internet-related products or services.