Don't reply or click to be
removed from a list unless you know the sender or list manager
is reputable. Spammers use this to verify your address.
Don't open obvious spam.
Smart spammers (and some are really smart) can verify your address
just by seeing your mail client's request for a picture included in
Don't get baited into revealing bank
account or credit card information because of an e-mail
requesting that you update your info. If you receive a message
(apparently) from Paypal, Ebay, Wells Fargo, or another banks that
says you need to verify your information, it is probably a
Don't fall for the Nigerian Scam.
There is nobody
in Nigeria or anywhere else that needs your help to transfer money
out of their country. Neither is there anybody with your surname
who died in testate with a large bank account that will be claimed by
the government unless you claim it yourself.