Spam is electronic junk mail – unsolicited messages sent by email, text message or instant message without the recipient’s consent. Spam messages often contain offers of free goods or ‘prizes’, cheap products, promises of wealth or other similar offers. You might be asked to pay a joining fee, to buy something to ‘win’ a prize or to call or text a 190 telephone number (calls made to these numbers are charged at premium rates).
If you receive a spam email, the best thing to do is delete it. Do not respond, attempt to unsubscribe, or call any telephone number listed in the email. Most importantly, do not send any money, credit card details or other personal details to the scammers. You should also report the spam message to the Cybercert.