Spam is an every day occurrence.
The fraudsters spend a lot of time honing their craft, developing devious spam messages that can trick even the toughest of spam filters.
They prey on the innocent, gullible, tired and those feeling every so slightly under the weather who aren’t concentrating as much as they should.
Once the word has got out about their latest scam, they devise even more cunning messages to try and trick even the most vigilant user to fall into their trap.
You probably think you’re pretty good at spotting any that slip through your filters. In fact, you probably wonder how on earth anyone actually falls for their lame attempts at masquerading as HMRC, or whatever other guise they take.
But, for the spammers to continue in their quest, it has to be worth their while.
It’s estimated that for every million spam messages sent only 3 people fall into the spammers trap. On the face of it that doesn’t sound a particularly profitable ratio. But when you consider there are could be in the region of 100 billion spam messages sent every day, that means 300,000 people are duped.
With figures like that spamming is unlikely to go away, which is why it’s important you remain vigilant when checking your email.
Anything that promises cheap items, get-rich-quick schemes or dodgy pictures is going to be spam. It’s easy to lose concentration when you’re tired or feeling under the weather, but don’t let that cloud your judgement. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.