Where do spam emails come from?
Spam messages often come from illegitimate email addresses, and may contain explicit or illegal content. These emails often use scare tactics, contain typos and misleading information, and are sent in bulk from an anonymous sender.
What happens if you click a spam link?
Spam links come from ads that pop up on a webpage or in emails sent to you. Clicking on them can install malware like viruses, spyware or ransomware on your device. This happens when the malware records the keys you type on your keyboard (like when youre typing your passwords) and sends it to a hacker.
Can you go to jail for spamming?
Spam is annoying. But most of the time, sending spam itself isnt a crime punishable by jail time. But there are times when a spam message could amount to a violation of criminal law. Spam mail can sometimes amount to fraud.