So, what rubbish emails and calls have there been to Brooklands Radio station in the last few days?
- We received a series of emails that are bounce back messages as the email address was in error i.e. the email address they were sent to doesn’t exist or is over limit. How did this happen? We didn’t send the emails. Some scammer ‘spoofed’ our email address and sent out the messages. Spoofing means to make an email look like it came from someone else. This is very difficult to stop.
2. A message in French saying someone had left us a voice message on a site named kjiji. – Just a scam.
3. A message from Amazon saying our order has been dispatched, with a zip file to open. Yet another stupid scam message.
4. A message from a debt collection agency offering to collect our outstanding debts – we’re a volunteer organisation. No debts. But they didn’t bother to check of course, just fill the Internet with spam messages.
5. An email titled ‘The Quickest Way to Obtain Funds Generated From the Internet” from a Mackenzie Cremor (that’s a great fake name). The email is just a series of links to random websites. It looks like this spam is intended to tell if the email address is Live i.e. if they don’t get back an error message then they know it’s a real email address. Time-Wasters.
These people just waste our time and clog up the Internet with rubbish.