Spam is any unwanted, unsolicited or irrelevant digital communication. Spam is usually sent via emails, phone calls, text messages, website forms, and social media direct messages.
Besides being annoying or misleading, spam can have malicious intent. For example, scams, spreading malware, or phishing for personal information. Spam can contain links that lead to malicious websites or include malware-ridden attachments.
SPAM can be dangerous for you and your computer; it can lead to identity theft or loss of data. So, always check the sender of emails you receive, even if they seem legitimate. If you don’t know the sender or it looks sketchy, it’s best to delete or mark the email as SPAM. Also, make sure you have up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software.