Spams on the Web

I received an email last week. It says it was a yahoo account verification alert. So I filled out the required fields and when I was about to send my reply, I noticed that I was about to send it to this e-mail address…vzeq552p@verizon.net. I had a second thought because why did it use verizon.net and not yahoo.com instead? Then it has a warning below asking me to update my account within 24 hours or I will lose my account permanently.
I did not update my account nor send any reply on the above e-mail address. I want to know if I am going to lose my account permanently. Well, nothing happened because until now I can still read my e-mails. What if I sent my personal information? I couldn’t imagine the damage it will cause me if ever. Yes that was one of those spam e-mails. These spammers are very good. They will send us e-mails as if they are really from yahoo, with all those logos or icons, to deceive us. I am receiving 2-3 spam e-mails everyday. Where did they get my e-mail address?

Before blogging became my hobby, I was hooked to social network sites and other websites that promised I can earn big. I signed up to countless of them and of course signing up means giving my personal information and e-mail address as well. That’s how careless and naive I was or should I say…stupid.

I have learned my lessons and am now aware that these spammers are everywhere. We should be careful and sign up only on sites recommended by friends. These websites can steal our information and pictures and post them to other dirty websites or use our information somewhere else. Not only that, add only people who you know and be careful on what you post on these websites for anyone can see it.

Let us be responsible and be aware on everything that is happening on the web.

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