Let's figure out how the user himself can fight spam, when to contact the site administration, and consider a little about two popular categories of spam emails.
How to deal with spam
If you receive spam emails to your mail or PM, you have several options for solving the problem:
The likelihood of detecting and blocking a spammer is low. At the same time, he can always register a new account, the mailings from which will continue, so it makes sense to contact the site administration only in a few cases.
It is believed that spam mailings help conduct business and attract the target audience, but in reality, it is more likely the opposite: they cause more annoyance than interest. Of all the spam categories, two are the most common.
This is a type of scam in which the victim is persuaded to make an advance payment. Messages usually indicate that someone bequeathed their fortune to the victim, and some amount is required for legal expenses.
Or scammers ask for help in processing large monetary transactions, promising substantial interest. This type of spam originated in Nigeria in the 1980s due to the high unemployment rate in the country. Later, the idea was taken up by scammers from other countries.
Pyramid schemes and network marketing
From these letters you will learn about easy ways to make money with and without investment. All schemes agree that in order to get money you need to involve other people in the system. The more you attract, the more you get.
Most email clients are good at detecting fraudulent emails and suggest enabling filters to automatically send these messages to the trash. But in reality, fighting spammers is complicated by the fact that they often change email addresses, and therefore filtering by address does not give the desired result.
The Topic of Article: What to do if spam comes in?.