Spam Wastes Time and Money

What is Spam?

Spam is unsolicited emails or text messages. Spam messages can waste your time as you sort through your inbox deleting them. They can waste your money through SMS charges. And they are a common way malware, malicious software, can spread.

What Spam Looks Like

Spam messages are seemingly harmless messages, but they can be dangerous. Malicious software can spread through spam messages. They're those "You Won!" messages, the "Work From Home!" messages, and of course the "Win a Free Trip!" messages.

Avoiding Spam

You can set up a spam filter on your email. It's important never to reply to a spam message, because that lets the sender know that your email is active. You can also use a separate email for signing up for things.