Identify Your Spam For Scams: By John Young


Identify Your Spam For Scams: By John Young
Ever wonder what life would be like without spam?
I am not talking about that gelled, kinda ham product we all know and love from our neighbors in Austin, Minnesota; I am talking about that nasty email stuff we receive every day.
Before we go much further, I want to define a few words we will be using:
Spam: noun
1. Irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients. (this is bad)
2. (Spam) trademark a canned meat product made mainly from ham. (this is good)
Scam: noun informal
A dishonest scheme; a fraud: an insurance scam.
Scammer: noun
1. (slang) a person who perpetrates a scam; swindler
An online survey shared that over 70% of the emails sent world wide are spam emails that contain some level of scams, sent by scammers! (See how we tied that altogether there!)
I covered this a bit earlier in the year on how to tell if an email is legitimate or sent from a scammer trying to hack into your life. This was one of my more popular topics. I have heard from many folks that they love the idea of having some litmus tests to see if an email is legitimate, but they had a hard time following without being shown how to do these tests.
On September 20th, 2017, I hosted a free, live video seminar showing examples of over a dozen scam emails and how one can tell if they are real emails from legitimate businesses or scammers trying to take advantage of your online presence.
We looked at some common spam sources, common scam emails and specifically how they try to gain access to your online identity, and wrapped up on how you can test incoming emails safely to protect yourself and your computer network from hackers!
You can see the video at
John Young is the founder of Small Town Business Do It Yourself (DIY). You can send questions on social media and website design to John at [email protected]