So, you have all types of security products and packages in place, but you still receive the odd spam email. Because it’s rare that you receive spam emails, you might think it’s real. Right?

Although it is spam, it’s not the traditional hit-and-hope spam that we are used to seeing. Targeted spam emails still have malicious attachments or fake links to help gain you personal details. But because they aren’t sent in huge batches of millions of emails they are able to navigate the barriers in place to stop them.

The success rate of the targeted spammers is far higher and of course more profitable than the hit-and-hope as these are much smaller value, but bigger in quantity.


If you get an email that you did not expect or from a source that you don’t recognise (check the sender email address, not just the ID name), then there’s a good chance it’s spam.

Before clicking any suspect link, call the sender to see if the link was intended to be sent. A one minute phone-call, could be the difference between a business being offline for 5+ days. You work the maths!