Winning the battle against spammers, phishers and junk calls

Fed up with junk e-mails and nuisance telephone calls ?; been the potential victim of phishing ?

10min fun TED talk

Actually in the real world - don't reply to Phishers, Scammers and Spammers or click on "unsubscribe"
1. If you respond in any way, they will know that your e-mail address is "live"
2. Often, they are criminal gangs
3. Can even determine your home address from your e-mail address (in the US),2817,2376031,00.asp
4. Don't include you home address or phone number in your e-mail signature !
5. Don't click on any links.

Just delete the offending e-mail, and /or report it to your e-mail service provider
Spam is filtered by on-line mail services such as Gmail…

You can report Phishing and Spam to Google

* Open Gmail (in a browser)
* Open the message.
* Next to Reply, click the Down Arrow.
* Click Report phishing (or Report spam)

..and Hotmail

You can block nuisance phone calls to your landline in Spain (Lista Robinson)-

(In UK the Robinson list is managed by the Telephone Preference Service.

If you receive a suspicious phone call, Google the number - it may be a known fraudster.

General tips on Staying safe

Recognising a Phishing e-mail

Check that reports about scams are actually true:
…eg "Can you Hear me"
Got a lot of coverage in the press, but there's no evidence this scam works.

Finally show another 7min TED talk by James Veitch - this time, trying to unsubscribe from a marketing e-mail (or the JCC helpline !?)

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