What is Spam?

Everyone’s heard of spam as it pertains to emails. Spam isn’t necessarily a malicious message designed to trick you into revealing your credit card number or PayPal login information....more
419 phishing- By email at Most unsolicited ways of spamming.more

Most Toxic Superhero 2014

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! Yes, this superhero might be the epitome of courage, justice, and strength, but he might also be the biggest threat to you online....more

How to Write an Email That Won't End Up in Spam

Lately I have been receiving a lot of emails about multiple topics. Mostly it’s from people who want to guest post for Budget Girl. Which is fine! I love guest posts. However, the way their emails have been constructed make me immediately hit the “delete” button. They sound like spam! I don’t send emails back to spammers, so I don’t send emails back to these people.Usually they send the email and go on their merry way. I’ve had one who has been persistent, though, and now I’m wondering if she’s a real girl....more

Facebook Recipes – Scams and Theft

I admit I am guilty of distributing “stolen” intellectual property. Like most of you reading this, I had no idea. I probably should have caught on sooner. I feel foolish, embarrassed and angry that I was duped into stealing from my fellow bloggers.Those recipes you have probably seen all over Facebook, extolling you to be sure to like and share it so you will be able to find it later are not only spam, they are misappropriated copyrighted material. Meaning they are stolen. Stolen from hard working bloggers like you....more

Like Farming is Turning Us All into Facebook Spammers

Some of my best friends are spammers. They don't hunch over computers in darkened rooms, far away from the reach of US authorities. They're just like you and me... well... maybe not like me since I don't spam people, but they're just like you, going on Starbucks runs and taking the dog to the dog park and making dinner for someone at their church and hitting like on Facebook because they do have a daughter and they do love her so, and that's what the Facebook status told her to do. Yes, everyone who hits like on those Facebook status updates asking you to prove that you hate cancer or to type a certain word in the comment section and see what amazing thing will happen when you do are spammers. ...more
It's made me almost quit Facebook- I've begged and pleaded and tried to educate- next step is ...more

Do I Need to be Concerned About Cybercrime?

The short answer is yes! You should be concerned. And even if you’re not concerned for yourself, with the Internet all of us are interconnected so cybercrime does not just affect one person or one group, but all of us....more

Roasted Yam & Spam Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Spam and yam, roasted, served over a bed of fresh greens, and drizzled with homemade maple vinaigrette. An odd combination, you may undoubtedly notice. And, well, yes, it is, but very delicious, if you like Spam that is. This salad is very distinctly salt and sweet, but the combination really works wonderfully together....more
@ropcorn And you are very correct, Alexandra. The flavors are salty and sweet, and so very ...more

SPAM vs Spam

 image via Happy Trails Computer Club  ...more

The End of the Spammers?

I've posted before about the hilarious spam messages I receive on this blog.Gems like:"I think this is one of the such a lot important information for me.And i'm satisfied reading your article. However wanna remark on few general things, The website taste is great, the articles is in reality great : D. Just right job, cheers...more

No need to feed Trolls ...

Today, after almost four years of blogging, a "troll" showed up on the blog. If you don't know, a troll is someone who comments in an inflammatory way, is completely off topic, their claims make no sense to the posting and who's purpose is ... well, I don't really know what their purpose is at all. Oh! and they are most always anonymous, as this one was today.Are you kidding me! This is not even a smart troll! ...more