How Can You Tell It’s Spam?
I typically notice them when I get an email from an address that I recognize, it typically doesn’t have a subject, and if you look at the email it contains only a link (which you should NOT click.) Of course there are other types of spam as well. This type is just the one that seems to be going around right now.
What Should You Do If You Receive One?
Well first, DON’T click the link. Delete the message, and then send your friend an email letting them know what you received, and telling them they’ve most likely been hacked. Advise them to change their password ASAP.
What Should I Do If My Email Has Been Hacked?
- First, change your email password. Try to use a random combination of letters, numbers, and symbols to make your password hard to guess.
- Typically everyone in your address book will be affected. Therefore, you need to send an email to all of them right away, letting them know your account has been hacked, and that they should not click any link in an email they’ve received from you. Yes, this is a time-consuming process, but it’s very important. You don’t want your friends to be negatively impacted.
It would be so nice if people who spend all this time trying to hack our computers used that creative energy for something productive. But until then, be wise and protect both yourself, and your friends. Be safe!
How do you identify spam, and keep your computer safe? Would love to read your thoughts in the comments.