Are You Identifying Spam Email
Are you getting a lot of spam email disguised as your friend. How are you identifying this spam email and not opening these stupid links? The Dalai Nana takes you through a simple method of identifying these spammers and how not to aid them in their devious actions.
I have a google apps account and last month my email was hacked (far more serious than spammed). Someone posing as me contacted my banker and got information about my financial resources and almost robbed me of 1/3 my life savings!!! Then they tried again with my broker. Fortunately, the banker finally realized that this was not sensical and that he better follow up personally to confirm.
I immediately added 2 step verification on my email and changed my passwords. I have also gone in and made some changes to the host, per google instructions, to add Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record for my domain.The purpose of an SPF record is to prevent spammers from sending messages with forged ‘from addresses’ at your domain.
If you would like information on how to do this, please let me know.
It is easy to understand the hackers trying to get money but it is far more difficult identifying the motivations of spam emails. According to the industry figures, 1 out of the 12,500,000 spam messages that are sent, lead to a sale and Spammers get a high percentage of each sale generated . Almost all purchases are impulsive buys . Spammers use a botnet, or a large network of hacked computers. The income of a spammer can be more than one million US dollars per year, and as long as people continue to buy via the spammer promoted sites, cybercriminals will have an easy-way to become millionaires.
Arm yourself against these criminals by taking the first step of Identifying Spam Email for what it is.