Summary Email tracking is a helpful tool used for legitimate reasons by non-profit groups, businesses, and others sending out newsletters. It helps senders know that recipients have received an email. When you open an email, the sender can be notified based on unique images in the email traceable to you personally. However, email tracking is… Continue reading This Simple Mail Setting on Your Apple iPhone and Mac Computer Can Help Reduce SPAM
Summary The derogatory term ‘clickbait’ is what we use to describe manipulatively enticing headlines designed to get attention and clicks. According to Wikipedia, “Clickbait is a form of fraud… A ‘teaser’ aims to exploit the ‘curiosity gap’, providing just enough information to make readers of news websites curious, but not enough to satisfy their curiosity… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: The Top 7 Secret Clickbait Tricks Used by Celebrities – #3 Will Shock You!
Introduction There are numerous advisories and guides to help people identify malicious emails. However, many of these documents are incomplete or incorrect. Some of the old guidelines to identify fake emails no longer apply. For example, in the past we were told to be suspicious of unknown senders, but to trust emails from people we… Continue reading How to identify malicious spam and phishing emails
Have you ever wondered how or why spam seems to be sent from your own email address? Perhaps you’ve receive a notices of undeliverable messages that you’ve never sent, or a confirmation receipt for a message you never sent. This video with Greg Johnson explains these common issues. (10 Apr 2019) Learn more at ResourcesForLife.com/technology
Consumer Defense Summary. AT&T Wireless has a help page with instructions on what can be done to stop unwanted SMS messages. In summary, you can forward any received messages to 7726 (SPAM). This will alert AT&T of the spammer. You can also setup a MyMessages account that will allow you to block messages from known… Continue reading Stopping Unwanted SMS Mobile Phone Text Message SPAM and Unsolicited Ads on AT&T Wireless Smart Phone Devices 770-50
Consumer Defense Summary. A fake email that poses as being from a YouTube user is circulating. An image of the email is below. The text reads, “Username has sent you a message: Sorry… your email address here Can I place your video on my web site? You can reply to this message by visiting your inbox.”… Continue reading Fake YouTube Email Spam is Hoax and Fraud with Links to Possible Malicious Website or Identity Theft Site