Too good to be true

Everyday millions and millions of them are sent worldwide and they prey on human weaknesses. They also promise metaphorically speaking the sun, the moon and the stars. I am of course talking about spam emails that offer you something that is too good to be true. When something is too good to be true it always is, but there are always a few people who are willing to believe because of one of the oldest human weaknesses, greed. We tend to go the extra mile when we see the chance of getting a bargain or something free.

These emails can offer you anything such as a free gift voucher through to $20,00000 and for them to succeed it only needs a small number to read and accessed.

spamI have noticed a marked increase in spam emails being sent to me but like most people I won’t ever see them in my email inbox folder as they are automatically moved to my junk/spam folder. In some cases the emails are designed to make sure that they don’t end up in your junk/spam folder. Before email spam filters became sophisticated, your email inbox was easily 90% full of crap and it was harder to spot the dodgy emails.

spam-emailsSince email spam filters became the equivalent of drug sniffing dogs nothing much gets through and you have to laugh at the way some of the emails are designed. Words are misspelt and some of them have images which the senders think look professional. Sadly these emails will never be completely eradicated but as long as you are more aware of them and don’t assume any email is 100% kosher you will be fine.

Anytime you receive an email that is too good to be true, just delete it. If you get an email stating that your online bank account has been compromised and you need to change your password, don’t click any links in the email. Contact your bank to make sure that the email is genuine as why take the risk of giving some access to your bank account. Take the time to read each email that is in your inbox, a few extra minutes reading them will save you from the hours spent trying to get back the money that was taken from you and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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