New topic. Forum Everything else. Over the last week I have been getting text messages in the early AM from gmail. The addresses themselves are nothing more then a bunch of letters and numbers thrown together so they are clearly fake and were set up to send text messages and then be discarded. You can't forward the text to because it is not a phone number. I can't find a way to block them either.
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Adult Content in Spam
Quite often, scammers make contact with potential victims via Internet dating services. I have received dozens of these emails over the last few weeks, both directly from scammers and as submissions from site visitors. An example of one of the messages is included below:. I am bored tonight. I am nice girl that would like to chat with you. Email me at [address removed] only, because I am writing not from my personal email. To some, more naive recipients, the messages may seem genuine since, unlike most spam email, they do not contain a link to a website and do not appear to be selling or promoting anything.
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One of the earliest types of spam came bearing adult and pornographic content. To the current day, it remains one of the most common forms a user will find in their inbox. Content may range from explicit dating services to enhancement products. This type of spam is often difficult to prevent, as clicking on a single link within it will typically bring more from different senders.
I received a concerned email from a reader. In it, she asks:. My first reaction was to ask the reader for more information to clarify her situation.