Telefonica of Peru warns customers about holiday spam

(LIP-jl) — The Spanish-based telecommunications giant, Telefonica, warned its customers in Peru about the dangers of unsolicited e-mail (SPAM) which is expected to increase approximately 30% during the holiday season.

"SPAM is an ever growing problem all over the world. It can cause problems such as loss of productivity in companies, saturate bandwidths and email accounts, and clog up space in computer hard drives," commented specialist Cesar Nunez.

Telefonica of Peru stated it invests more than USD300,000 per year in efforts to combat and eliminate SPAM in an attempt to protect its customers throughout Peru.

Telefonica advised its users to read privacy notices of online services and to teach children how to responsibly use email and instant messaging programs. Additionally, it recommended avoiding SPAM by using e-mail filters and up to date anti virus programs.