Spam: More than just an annoyance

How to avoid problems with digital communication

What is spam?

In our world today, what would we do without the internet? For the most part, laptops, iphones, ipads, and other electronics are dependent on it. It's makes homework and social networking a breeze and communicating with teachers, friends, business partners, and family so much easier. In this exciting world of convenience, however, there are people out there trying to ruin all the fun, and if you don't pay attention, they'll succeed in turning technology into a nightmare for you. One of the most deceitful ways people try and trick you into misery is spam. Spam is irrelevant, or inappropriate messages sent to a large number of recipients. At first, this may seem like hardly a threat, but spam can do more damage than you think. It can put your money, time, and files at risk. This flyer will help you learn more about what to look for so you can avoid the hassles that come with this digital nuisance.

Ways to Avoid Problems with Spam

Know what to look for

People who send spam often try to imitate a company or something you'd be interested in. For example, they may send you a message with a link and a question about it, which starts the curiosity of what could that link be? Don't let yourself give in. Make sure to get rid of it. Just clicking on the link can give the person control over your account.