What is Spam?

Spam is any kind of unwanted, unsolicited digital communication that gets sent out in bulk. Often spam is sent via email, but it can also be distributed via text messages, phone calls, or social mediaĀ¹.

Spam can take many forms, including phishing emails, email spoofing, tech support scams, and malware messagesā“.

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(3) What Is Spam, and Why Do We Call It That? – How-To Geek. https://www.howtogeek.com/773383/what-is-spam-and-why-do-we-call-it-that/.
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(5) What Is Spam? Types of Spam & How to Stay Protected | Avast. https://www.avast.com/c-spam.

Spam can take many forms. Here are some of the most common types of spam:

1. Phishing emails: Cybercriminals send phishing emails to many people, hoping to “hook” a few peopleĀ².
2. Email spoofing: Spoofed emails mimic an email from a legitimate sender and ask you to take some sort of actionĀ².
3. Tech support scams: In a tech support scam, the scammer pretends to be a tech support representative and tries to convince you that your computer has a problemĀ².
4. Malware messages: Some spam emails contain malware, which can trick users into divulging personal information.

If you have any other questions or if there’s anything else I can help you with, please let me know.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 18/05/2023
(1) What is Spam? | Definition & Types of Spam. https://www.malwarebytes.com/spam.
(2) Types of spam | Kaspersky IT Encyclopedia. https://encyclopedia.kaspersky.com/knowledge/types-of-spam/.
(3) What Is Spam? Types of Spam & How to Stay Protected | Avast. https://www.avast.com/c-spam.

Here are some tips to help you prevent spam:

1. Use a complicated email username.
2. Never reply to a spam message.
3. Disguise your email address.
4. Use a spam filter.
5. Don’t share your email address.
6. Have multiple email addresses.
7. Name your email address carefully.
8. Use a disposable email address.
9. Use anti-spam software.
10. Report spam.

If you have any other questions or if there’s anything else I can help you with, please let me know.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 18/05/2023
(1) Things You Can Do to Prevent Spam | Articles and How-tos – TechSoup. https://www.techsoup.org/support/articles-and-how-tos/things-you-can-do-to-prevent-spam.
(2) What Is Spam? Types of Spam & How to Stay Protected | Avast. https://www.avast.com/c-spam.
(3) 10 tips on how to help reduce spam – Microsoft Support. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/10-tips-on-how-to-help-reduce-spam-55f756e8-688b-41c3-a086-8f68ccc592f6.
(4) 4 Ways to Avoid Spam | AVG. https://www.avg.com/en/signal/tricks-to-avoid-spam.
(5) How to Stop Spam Emails and Get Rid of Them Forever. https://www.hellotech.com/blog/how-to-stop-spam-emails.

You can report spam by forwarding the email to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at spam@uce.gov. You can also report phishing emails to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at reportphishing@apwg.org.

If you have any other questions or if there’s anything else I can help you with, please let me know.

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