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Why Does Unrelated Text Appear in Some Spam Emails?
Question from Reader: I sometimes get spam emails that have phrases or paragraphs about topics that do not seem to have any connection to what the spammer is trying to sell. The post Why Does Unrel…
10 hours ago
Is There a Facebook Lottery?
There is no such thing as a Facebook Lottery. Messages that claim that you have won a Facebook Lottery are advance fee scams designed to trick you into sending your money and personal information t…
11 hours ago