Usually in this type of spam, fake accounts contact and share unwarranted content such as insults, threats and unwanted advertising to genuine users. Bots can also be set up to automatically follow new users or automatically message users who post content frenetically.

But people can be annoying to… so don’t be a spammer!

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Bulk messaging can be used for spreading malware or advertising to direct users to a site.

Be skeptical! Don't simply click on these links.

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Bulk messaging can be used for spreading malware or advertising to direct users to a site.

Be skeptical! Don't simply click on these links.

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Bulk messaging can be used for spreading malware or advertising to direct users to a site.

Be skeptical! Don't simply click on these links.

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Sincerely,
Apple Support.

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So you’re skeptical… and you should!

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You fell in a spam trap!

This scam format is a new twist on the classic advance fee fraud from West Africa. These usually starts off by a young female looking for a friend or pen pal. She supposedly lives in a refugee camp in Dakar, Senegal, helped by a pastor or reverend, whose email address and phone number are provided. Later she will mention that her father died leaving millions of dollars deposited with a security company and will provide contact details for a "lawyer" who will handle the inheritance claim, which the victim is supposed to make on behalf of the girl as her foreign partner.

The catch is that the lawyer and the bank/security company want your money (fees of thousands of dollars to be paid upfront) and the inheritance doesn't exist. Don't fall for the pretty pictures or the romantic language: all names, addresses and other details are fake.

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Hello there,
Im Betsy, can we talk,
i will want to get to know you better,
pls feel free and contact me at:
betsy05@writeme.com
I am an easygoing and understanding lady.
I see friendship as a gift we give to ourselves
and i want you to be one of such gifts to me.
and i want you to be one of such gifts to me.

Talk to u soon.
Bye for Now

Thanxxs for your mail. How are you doing this beautiful day? I hope all is well with you. Friendship can not be measured in terms of material value, nor can it be explained through our use of language, it is a thing that is felt deep within the heart, where no words can ever come close to the truth.

I wanna assure you that Color, Race, Religion, and Nationality makes no difference to me. What I see in people are their Personality and Character.

I want to know a bit about you and you can send your picture to me too cos i have just sent mine here as an attachment.

I am looking forward to hearing from you and knowing about U, Ur family, work , etc. I am wishing you a nice day and all the good things that comes with it. Nice talkin to ya. Till i hear from you, Thanks for yours interest too. You are Welcome.

Bye for now
Best Regards
Betsy

Ask for a photo of Betsy,
to confirm if she's a real person.

Attach a photo of myself.

Ignore email.

Delete email.

This is generally known either as “webcam blackmail” or “sextortion scam” and the email should have been diverted to your spam folder. Millions – perhaps billions – of similar emails have been sent over the years, but there seems to have been a flood of them over the past few months.

This is the perfect example of a spam that can cause anxiety.

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While it’s generally safe to ignore spam emails like this, some people will want reassurance. You can almost always get this by searching the web for one or two sentences from the email.

Good choice!

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Ignore message.

Send money.











Clickbaiting is the act of posting sensationalist headlines to encourage the user to click through to the content with the aim of generating online advertising revenue. When the user clicks through to the page, the content usually doesn’t exist or is radically different from what the headline made it out to be.

Be aware of these…

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Clickbaiting is the act of posting sensationalist headlines to encourage the user to click through to the content with the aim of generating online advertising revenue. When the user clicks through to the page, the content usually doesn’t exist or is radically different from what the headline made it out to be.

Be aware of these…

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UNSOLICITED MESSAGES, An Invasive Experience


Starting from an analysis of spam phenomena and their characteristics, Unsolicited Message—An invasive experience aims to inform which characteristics spam has and how we should be careful with this type of schemes. Spam is a phenomenon that can be defined as a collection of irrelevant information or unsolicited messages sent over the internet. These phenomena are usually sent to a large number of users, using advertising strategies, among others, with the aim of stealing money from users, removing their personal information for later use or even spreading viruses on their technological devices.

Unsolicited Messages is a platform that promotes discovery through a cyclic navigation of the various types of spam (blackmails, excessive content, bulk messages, malicious links, nigerian scams and clickbait). Within each type of spam, the user is faced with real narratives, used by spammers, and interacts with them in order to realize that he must be skeptical about this type of messages. After interacting with the types of spam, the user receives informations of what each type of spam can be and its dangers to the user.

The Unsolicited Messages project is based on the principles of agglomeration, excessive information and persuasion adopted by spammers. Thus, the project encourages users to ponder their actions when interacting with this type of unsolicited messages, and reflect on how easy it can be to be involved in these very specific schemes and, at the same time, how difficult it is to protect ourselves from it.


Nádia Alexandre
Project II, MA — Master in Design Communication
Faculty of Fine-Arts of Lisbon
2019/2020

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Re: Hello there, I'm Betsy, can we talk...

Attached here is my picture.

Hoping to hear from you soonest.
Betsy.

I would like to know more about you. Your likes and dislikes, your hobbies and what you are doing presently.

Well, as you know it, recently you are using Zoom to make some calls and online classes. And you know that this platform has some security issues.

Hello, you don’t know me but I know you (very well).

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