How scammers get email addresses

A scammer has various ways to get your email address. The most basic way is to trawl web directories and use net chat boards, Google archives and lots of other websites to extract addresses.

23rd September, 2006

A scammer has various ways to get your email address. The most basic way is to trawl web directories and use net chat boards, Google archives and lots of other websites to extract addresses. There are hundreds of cheap, legal, software products that do this, costing between €25 and €60.

They extract e-mail addresses from any place that they might exist on a targeted website, including its archives. The advantage to this method is that...

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