You may have noticed there is a massive increase in spam recently. Sadly one of the facts of life is that where technology can make life easier for you it makes life easier for less than savoury people too.
Because it costs nothing to send out hundreds of phishing emails and the fact that only 2% of phishing emails are successful leads us to the ultimate conclusion that the scum of the earth are on a mission to blanket bomb the world with emails designed to make you click on a link or open an attachment.
What can you do about it?
Simply make sure your email filters are on, check your junk folder regularly and ensure that your anti-virus software is up to date and run regular scans of your PC to ensure you haven’t been infected.
It is hugely frustrating but please assure yourself that you are not alone. To date this morning I have received over hundred such emails. Not a single one will get a response.
Why isn’t more being done? The police can’t afford the resources necessary, most emails originate overseas and ISP’s lack the facility to shut the doors on the email auto responders quickly enough.
It is an on-going fight and there is only one winner. The crooks that find the 2%!