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SPAM - Be careful no matter how tempting the offers are

In reviewing some of the captured SPAM early this morning, this free email offer caught my attention. Spammers try to appeal to our sense of getting something for free or a better bargain. There are no free lunches or even candy bars on the Internet.  SPAM should be considered like a telemarketing call out of the blue, and folks should always be careful, even when our favorite temptations like chocolate are offered.

One study cited that 70% of folks would disclose their password for a bar of chocolate.  Hopefully, the importance of security has increased for everyone, since the study took place in 2004.

http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron/archive/2004/04/20/5245.aspx
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron/archive/2005/05/08/46088.aspx

Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:01:43 +0300
 From:
"Candy Bar Giveaway"
 To:
Harry

 Subject: Get All the Chocolate Candy Bars You Can Eat!
 

 Get a 24-PACK OF SNICKERS, FREE*!
 
 
•SNICKERS King Size or
 
 
•SNICKERS Cruncher or
 
 
•SNICKERS Almond
 
 CLICK HERE
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