You probably already know that Spam is unsolicited and undesired e-mail. Spammers are the people who send Spam. Spam is a serious problem. It is more important today because almost every other email message we receive is Spam. So, the question arises how spammers get your email address and why they send you Spam. Spammers can obtain your email address in three ways.
- One way is to guess a mailbox name for a publicly listed domain name. Many organizations have the email addresses where the first part of the email address is a general word such as “info”, “sales”, “accounts”, “support”, etc. People often use the email addresses beginning with their first name, for example, John, Sandra, Julia. Spammers simply put the first names before the @ symbol followed by a domain name, and get possible email addresses.
- Secondly, spammers can gather email addresses from the Internet. They use programs that search web pages looking for email addresses. If there is your contact email address in your web site, or if the email address is embedded into your profile, your email address will be obtained by spammers.
- The third way to get your email address is to buy email lists. Some dishonest companies can make money by selling the customer’s information to spammers. Spammers can also bribe unscrupulous employees of companies to get a copy of the email list.
It is critical to mention that using wumber will prevent all of these email address gathering techniques from bearing fruit for the spammer.
Once spammers got a list of the victims’ email addresses, they start spamming. They do it to make money. In general, there are three kinds of spam messages, the first two are to get you to do something that benefits the spammer in the immediate future, while the third is to steal your identity or a part of it, perhaps a bank account login, or the like. The third type of email is known as Phishing:
- Offering trashy and fraudulent goods or services (e.g. Viagra, Cialis, medications, fake Rolexes, software programs, etc.)
- Stock scams working on “Pump and dump” schemes. Spammers encourage you to invest in a particular company’s stock, in order to quickly inflate its value and enable the spammers to make a fast profit, by selling the stock at the inflated price.
- Advising that something may have occurred which has flagged a confirmation of your details. This can include a message from PayPal advising that your account has been locked, a message from your bank asking to confirm your security details or a message from a parcel company advising of a failed drop off or delivery. This is a Phishing email.
By sending their undesired messages a spammers objective is to contact thousands or even millions people in the hope to hit one or a few victims (suckers) who actually will buy their crappy products. No suckers, no spam!. But out of a million people, you will always find one or two suckers. Phishing emails are the worst of all spam email. Simply because an Identity Theft victim will suffer the consequences for many years and may never fully recover. It’s like trying to force people to forget, which is just not possible. You only have one Identity and you should do whatever is necessary to protect it and ensure that it isn’t compromised.
Most of the Internet protocols that computers use to talk to each other are anonymous. Your email server thinks that any email server connecting to it over the Internet is giving its name correctly and that the email it sends is legitimate and valid. Spammers abuse this trust relationship to send you their garbage, spam and phishing emails. The Internet protocols cannot be changed in a moment so we need another solution to the problem of spam. This is where wumber saw the need for radical change and implemented the only system which is now 100% spam proof and has not had a reported spam issue since it’s inception.
Legislative attempts produced no effect and have basically failed. It’s not easy to track a spammer located in USA sending spam using a mail server from Russia to email addresses in Australia. Spammers are also known to use Trojans to hijack a person’s computer and make that person send spam on behalf of the spammer. The “victim” is usually totally unaware this is happening.
Today more than ever before spam is increasing in volume and phishing threats pose greater profits for crooks. Protect yourself with wumber! wumber has a unique add-on for Microsoft’s Internet explorer which prevents the treats of phishing while maintaining the optimum defenses and a unique password purse to ensure that you don’t give your security credentials to any site that isn’t the correct site. Using a tool specifically designed to prevent phishing wumber uses INFRAMAPPING to fingerprint a websites infrastructure and ensure that it is the site it purports to be.
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