Christmas Spams

December time of fraud, it started in October when I received strange emails, note that Email spam, also known as unsolicited bulk email (UBE), or junk mail, is the practice of sending unwanted email messages, frequently with commercial content, in large quantities, who is not the case here.

I’m living the Email fraud (or email scam) is intentional deception for either personal gain or to damage another individual by means of email. Almost as soon as email became widely used, it began to be used as a means to defraud people. Email fraud can take the form of a “con game”, or scam. Confidence tricks tend to exploit the inherent greed and dishonesty of its victims. The prospect of a ‘bargain’ or ‘something for nothing’ can be very tempting. Email fraud, as with other ‘bunco schemes,’ usually targets “naïves” individuals who put their confidence in schemes to get rich quickly. These include ‘too good to be true’ investments or offers to sell popular items at ‘impossibly low’ prices. Many people have lost their life savings due to fraud.

A Post Canada Email for Christmas!!!
A funny Amazon Email, still with Easter Eggs
in Christmas Time
Who is 1Tac???
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They are Spoofing, Email sent from someone pretending to be someone else is known as spoofing. Spoofing may take place in a number of ways. Common to all of them is that the actual sender’s name and the origin of the message are concealed or masked from the recipient. Many instances of email fraud use at least spoofing, and as most frauds are clearly criminal acts, criminals typically try to avoid easy traceability.

Phishing for data, The ‘bait’ in this instance may appear to be a message from ‘the fraud department’ of, for example, the victim’s bank, which asks the customer to: “confirm their information”; “log in to their account”; “create a new password”, or similar requests. If the ‘fish’ takes the ‘bait’, they are ‘hooked’ — their account information is now in the hands of the con man, to do with it as they wish.

Goggle advise me last week that I have 68 websites, that someone use my ID and Password, has I have a lots of places that I visit it will take me a long time before I catch all of them and set them up straight. Some of them that I already fix change my address for a USA one.

Solution

Due to the widespread use of web bugs in email, simply opening an email can potentially alert the sender that the address to which the email is sent is a valid address. This can also happen when the mail is ‘reported’ as spam, in some cases: if the email is forwarded for inspection, and opened, the sender will be notified in the same way as if the addressee opened it.

Email fraud may be avoided by:

  • Not responding to suspicious emails.
  • Keeping one’s email address as secret as possible.
  • Using a spam filter.
  • Noticing the several spelling errors in the body of the “official looking” email.
  • Ignoring unsolicited emails of all types and deleting them.
  • Not clicking on links.
  • Ignoring offers from unknown sources. The contents of an email are not a formal or binding agreement.

Many frauds go unreported to authorities, due to feelings of shame, guilt, or embarrassment.

Report scammers, prevent fraud in Canada to the RCMP

Abp Eric Michel

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