Spam Alert! New Message from Chase Online (SM)

This week at Virtual Density we launched our Lunch and Learn series.  Today and Tuesday, the topic was 'Self Defense for Small Business' and one of the topics we talked about was scam emails.  No sooner did we finish up this afternoon and I returned to my desk to find this email in my spam filter.

Worried about Google reading your email?

You ought to be.

Google says it's OK for them to read your email because ... well... because you shouldn't expect them not to.  In fact, it's in their terms of service - you read that when you signed up, right?

In a recent court documents, Google says, "Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient's assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email today cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient's [email provider] in the course of delivery.