Ever Wondered Where All That Annoying Spam Comes From?

From annoying junk mail to phishing scams to long lost relatives with large inheritances just waiting for you to come claim them, spam has become an everyday fact of life. Almost every time you open your e-mail, there seems to be some time of junk waiting for you no matter what you do. With all that spam coming in on a daily basis, have you ever just wondered where it’s coming from? This infographic helps to answer some of the questions you might have about spam, such as where it’s coming from and what you should watch out for.

spam infographic

According to this infographic, China is the number one global source of spam with South Korea coming in at second. Surprisingly, the U.S. is a close third, accounting for 12.10% of the world’s spam. The infographic also instructs you on what you should look out for, such as miracle cures, phishing, and spam filter trickery. With all of the technology available today for online swindlers, it’s important to be aware of the type of techniques that they use to gain private information about you and what you can do to prevent that from happening. Although this infographic does not give you a step-by-step guide on how to stop them completely, it’s a good starting point for what to look out for and be aware of.

[Via: Social News Daily]

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