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Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:37 am

A slang term used to mean “cartoon attorney.” The word is used to describe a type of email spam message — or unsolicited email — that is written in such a way that a spammer wants the recipient to believe lawyers and legal threats that they mention in the e-mail are legitimate. These types of messages are frequently sent by a spammer when they realize they have been blocked by spam filters, usually at the ISP-level, and cannot send mass spam messages. May also be seen written as “cart00ney.”