Spammers Just Won’t Give Up!
These spammers are serious about life neh? I wanted to ask if people actually reply and believe the nonsense we get sent on emails but then I remembered that I know someone who lost money through these fake bank emails that ask you to verify and click stuff when you don’t even bank with them.
I understand how those trick you but the ones I don’t understand are like this one I got last night…
Hello my love, My name is jane ferguson,i come across and read through your profile today and i became interested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an e-mail to my e-mail address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am and for the both of us to know each other very well and better in life,and we can achieve it in future because ture love and feeling means alot in future.Her
e is my private e-mail address you can contact me with it.(jane.f erguson.uk @gala.net )I am waiting for your mail to my e-mail address above and aslo, Remember the distance or colour does not matter but love,feeli ng,e-motio ns and sympatheti c love matters alot in life. Thanks,and i promise to be honest and to keep a very good relationsh ip with you. jane. jane.fergu son.uk@gal a.net
(LOL at the race bit)
What happens when you email them? Do they really think people are silly enough to fall for this? Like if you wanna send me your picture then why don’t you send it coz you’ve got my email address?
You’d think the fact that they automatically get marked as SPAM (thanks to spam filter) would stop them but nah, every day one has to clear that folder.
So I read a bit about it and this is what I came across
Statistics and Facts About Spam
Spam accounts for 14.5 billion messages globally per day. In other words, spam makes up 45% of all emails. Some research companies estimate that spam email makes up an even greater portion of global emails, some 73% in fact. The United States is the number one generator of spam email, with Korea clocking in as the second largest contributor of unwanted email.
The most prevalent type of spam is advertising-related email; this type of spam accounts for approximately 36% of all spam messages. The second most common category of spam is adult-related in subject and makes up roughly 31.7% of all spam. Unwanted emails related to financial matters is the third most popular form of spam, at 26.5%.
Surprisingly, scams and fraud comprise only 2.5% of all spam email; however, identity theft (which is known as phishing) makes up 73% of this figure
I am surprised at this, I would’ve guessed that the financial spam is the most popular but now that I think of it… I do get more of the advertising spam than financial. And the “advertising spam ” sometimes comes from Marketers who think they are promoting ekubeni they are spamming us.
Twitter seems to be managing spam lately. I remember a time when you couldn’t tweet about Justin Bieber without getting spammed from left to right, and I’m not even talking about Beliebers attacking you for saying negative stuff about him. *sigh*. You’d just get spammed nje for mentioning Biebs!
Facebook say that they BLOCK 600,000 unauthorized log-in attempts per day, from spammers. That’s a lot and I wonder just how many are actually successful.
Anyway, the point of this article was to ask if you’ve even fallen victim to spam or phishing? Or perhaps you know someone who has?