I remember when a friend lost all the money he had in his account because of a mail that looked very legitimate. They scammed him from the mail. It took him a long time to recover from the loss, he was just ignorant of the fact that such a thing was poosible.
How can someone recognize spam mails?
Some spam is so obvious and painful to endure!
I know a friend who lost #500,000 in less than 30 mins, but other messages are more subtle. A lot of spam relies upon oh “phishing,” in which a spammer will try to make their email look like it’s coming from a legitimate source in order to get your information
They may tell you to click a link that looks like it’s going to a legit website or bank webpage, but if you take a little time to hover over the link, you’ll see that it’s really going somewhere else—likely a different disguised similar looking site where you least suspect fraud and willingly type in your information. Luckily, you can usually avoid those tricks by checking the URL and typing it in yourself instead.
Be careful, too—sometimes those links will cause you to unknowingly spam one of your friends, which only spreads the scam.
The earlier you apply caution, the safer you will be.