EPD 245: Fan Mail Friday’s (04/10/2015)

Dear Scam Watch Team,

I’ve been wondering how you guys know that you have received a Scam Mail ?

Sent In By “From The Dark Side Of The Tracks


I’ve been wondering how you guys know that you have received a Scam Mail ?


Remy’s Reply: Well, for me it is very simple. But it takes a keen eye to catch the signs. Here are some of the signs.

1. The e-mail does not mention you by name. Such as Dear client or customer.

2. The e-mail address is out of place or contains numbers.

3. There are spelling mistakes.

4. You never sent a e-mail to that person or company.

5. You never entered a draw or lottery.

6. Incorrect or out of date company logos.

7. There are numerous links all asking for you to do something. Such as 7 different links to change your password in one e-mail. Which I call pointless or just plain overkill.

8. A large sum of money is involved.


**There are way more but those are the main ones.


Matt’s Reply: The easy ways are to look for common issues, such as spelling mistakes, weird e-mail addresses attached to the senders name (including your own), mentioning you by dear sir/madam, client or customer, it asks you to send large amounts of money or to enter a lottery draw, and it contains plenty of links asking you to do something, like changing your e-mail address or password.

Another way to recognise spam messages is that usually say SPAM in the subject line and can even contain no text in the subject title.


So if you are keen and want all the latest (CSW) news, reviews and features. You can follow us via our main Twitter Page @ https://twitter.com/#!/Computer_Savvy or via Remy’s own personal Twitter Page https://twitter.com/#!/RemySe7en .

PS: Just a heads up to all our readership. He does indeed follow everyone back. If you follow him on his own personal Remy “Se7en” Twitter account.


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