A simple trick for online safety
June 28, 2017 8:13am CST
Years ago, I created an email account. The name is not my name. There is no information in that account. I use it all over the place; especially when I join a Web site. I get all the most obvious scam letters, spam, tricks, make believe news, advisories of how I have all this inheritance or whatever the usual creepazoids send. Unlike a real account, with my name, so that it is Possible that someone who knows me is trying to get in touch; how can anyone try to get in touch with a fictional character? Sure, a note from a writing site that my alias belongs to, I can read that... but the rest of 'You Won' ... automatic delete.
@tallawah Paypal told me that they always address by full name. I will know whether it is scam or not when any paypal email being not address of my full name. Sometimes I got emails which my real name used, but read first. If they talk long and ask for money or something, that's definitely scam.