Once again, people are being emailed or spammed if you want to call it by someone or persons unknown. The computer has allowed people the ability to swindle money from people, scared them into giving money, and just spammed from every part of the world. The latest email threat comes after laying dormant for a year or so and has now resurfaced. The email explains that your life is in danger of ending if you do not pay the person sending the email a huge sum of money. It goes on to explain that someone you know has hired this person to end your life.
This email was a hot computer topic about a year ago, has now resurfaced, and is scaring unknowing computer users to death. They fear for their lives and some have paid the money just to stay alive. The computer is a great communication system for families to stay in touch as well as for business needs. The problem that people like this can spam your email box and get away with it is causes alarm. Even with a spam blocker turned on, these people can fool the spam blockers into accepting the emails as good emails.
Good spam blockers are not able to block the emails and unsuspecting people are falling for frauds such as this particular one. Many people express concern for more effective spam blockers to reduce the number of fraudulent emails. Gmail seems to have a hold on spam as they only allow registered users to invite a guest or you have to have a cell phone to receive an invite from the server. To date, this email account seems to hold out spam emails better than others do such as yahoo and Hotmail. Hotmail seems to be the runner up with yahoo coming in third.
Computer hoaxes and fraudulent emails will never stop, people come up with new ways daily if not hourly to hack into email servers and find ways to break the spam blocker code to spam your email box. Although government securities try to find the culprits, they cannot keep up with the growing alarm of the computing world about such actions. If a hacker or spammer can breakthrough email security, then they can probably break through other security systems that are in place to protect your communication systems. Therefore, one conclusion is formed, security systems and spam blockers need to be revisited daily to protect the public.
If there were a way to track spammers and spam emails, we would then have a safe and secure way to conduct personal and business communications. Most spam emails come through IP addresses that are routed off other servers and cannot be tracked. Many people without technical backgrounds can and do change their IP addresses to make more posts on classified sites and this is another way to spam your email box without being caught. Until someone figures out a way to halt these practices, anyone anywhere can email you without you knowing where it is coming from.
The important measures that need to be taken against spammers are not as easy to do as most people think it is because of the ability to change or reroute the IP address. One way to protect yourself and your computer from spam emails are to be very careful about who you give your email address to and do not open emails from someone you do not know. Emails that contain viruses can either infect your computer or scan your address book for all your contact information and spam your friends and associates. If you follow these two important steps, you can help protect yourself and your associates from receiving threatening emails such as the one that seems to be plaguing everyone around the world. Another thing to keep in mind is that it is a fraud and not a real email.