With Valentine’s Day looming, don't be fooled by one of many online scams!and then goes on with a longish text about fraud protection, and concludes with
I don’t know about you but I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been known to get romantic – but I much rather celebrate a day which is special for me and my partner than get caught up in the commercial hype , especially when there is no in between. On the 14th of February you are either in or you’re out.
- Be wary of any e-mail received from an unknown sender and do not click on any links provided.
- Run up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware software with behavioural protection – such as Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus.
- Ensure your software is up-to-date and run Smart Updates regularly.
- Keep the programs running in the background at all times.
- Use common sense.
Yep. it's the Good Spam™.
Yeah, it's all good and nice, except for two things:
- My mailbox already receives about 600 (yes, six hundred) spam mails a day, and that is after it's been rigorously checked with Google Apps engine;
- New kind of spam does, in fact, not get caught by the spamtrap, because it is, in fact, a different kind of message;
I sincerely wish that we don't get into a situation where because of one idiot who tried to set his shoelaces on fire, all of us have to take off the shoes now...