Contact scraping

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Contact scraping is the practice of obtaining access to a customer's e-mail account in order to retrieve contact information that is then used for marketing purposes.

The New York Times refers to the practices of, and as "contact scraping".[1]

Several commercial packages are available that implement contact scraping for their customers including ViralInviter, TrafficXplode, TheTsunamiEffect.[2]

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