I remember the Internet where we could go check our email without seeing scam messages, or go to forums that was not filled with spamming posts. Those days are over and pesky spammers are increasing in numbers, leaving Internet users vulnerable to various frauds.
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Browsing your email, searching the net, looking through new forums posts, and enjoying your daily online activities is not as easy as it used to be. Although Internet has more and more information on account’s security and privacy, most users don’t bother with them.
Let us start with emails. There are thousands of emails saying that person will give you money for helping them transfer it through your bank account. Also those emails appearing to be sent by a bank or an Internet service you are using, and they always ask for your information and to click some link or the other.
Just by looking at this email we can see it’s a fraud. Sender’s email isn't associated with PDF, spelling is wrong, and so on. Gmail already put email to spam, but there will be others showing in your regular inbox folder. If email asks for your bank information, credit card, or any other information that can be used for a fraud, you should delete that email straight away. Some will look like a genuine message from your bank, or a service you use, but do not fall for it. If you think an email is genuine, contact the service it appears to be sent from and ask if they sent it. Read more on email security. I would click to Activate Download Now, or should I say "fownload", but I just don't feel like giving someone access to my system. That's what this email is all about, by clicking on a link inside, those people would get access to your computer. Whether to search for your info, or secretely install a malware is uncertain, but you can be sure they're up to no good. If an offer sounds too good to be true, then it really is too good to be true.
You can report scams with following services:
Hoax Slayer (a site containing all latest email hoaxes)
Forum Spamming is totally annoying, especially if you are a forum moderator and have to delete and ban users. There's nothing I like more than waking up to few spam posts on our forums and I always make sure to report these pests just to make thir life harder by forcing them to create new email and forum accounts. These spams include anything from porn links to product advertising. If a forum you are reading has nothing to do with marketing, simply ignore those messages and report them to admins. There is usually a link attached to each message which you can click and report them. This will help forums stay clean and you will enjoy reading posts more. Blogs are spammed in a same way, you can report spammers through link below.
Stop Forum and Blog Spammers (report spammers).
We can’t Pips out Pests on the Internet, but we can help make it more enjoyable place. At least on sites and forums we like to visit. If you have anything to add, feel free to comment in RX6 Game Industry News Facebook group.
Dolores is SEO and Digital Marketing consultant who has been completely hog-washed into doing this site by KC.