There are various types of spam on the Internet. One is “Congratulations! You have won!” e-mail, also known as letter mail fraud. These offer you the chance to get a cut of millions of dollars that the sender is trying to illegally export of some banana republic in the middle of nowhere. These emails ask you to send information back to present bank account information and the fax number provided. Soon after, they will be asking you to send them money to increase the amount – and there the fraud. And if you are gullible enough you will be sent the money but never get to see a cent of your potentially “cut”.
I think I can safely say that we all hate spam! And no email can be said that they were 100% immune to this nuisance. No one wants to go to their mailbox and find all the junk of unsolicited mail is spam. And what can we do to protect ourselves from this menace?
First of all, make sure you keep both your anti-virus and anti-spam software updated and current. Also install an email package that filter spam from the network to prevent you from getting spam. Good spam filters come in the form of either software or hardware. In that case you receive an email from people you know but do not wish to interact with, you can employ simple Blacklisting feature to block any further emails.
Another thing to avoid doing is publicly publishing your email address on the Internet. This is because the spammer may scrape your email from a site you visited and include it in their database. Also try not to give away your email address while visiting Internet forums and chat rooms. If you must inform your emails, either use non-business personal account address or create another account, especially for allowing communication of such sites. For insurance affect email security service providers block all unwanted mail before it gets to the net and this way you can avoid spam completely.
There are also letters that appear at first glance to be genuine but turn be spam originating from the malicious sender. Such spoofing and phishing e-mail should never be opened. Delete them immediately contact on online business reportedly sent you an e-mail to find out whether there was a genuine communication from them.