International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 12 (2015)

E-Mail Scam: Awareness level of e-mail users in Palakkad District


Anjusha K, Deepika C

Internet has becomes a part of our life and we cannot think a day without internet. Now the world wide communication is within the hands of internet .With its wide popularity and use, email box became the target of scammers and provide online criminals an opportunity to commit different scams. Scams and phishing are the most reported cybercrimes now. As E-mail scams are the target of scammer, they take the form of unsolicited e-mails which may ask for personal and confidential information or to pay some amounts or invite victims to a website or for business with a detailed pitch. E-mail is a platform for online criminals to theft identity, acquire money from individuals or lead the people to certain sites. Most of the e-mail users are unaware about these scams and traps. They havenít enough knowledge to differentiate the legitimate e-mails and scam e-mails. The scammers exploit the unawareness and carelessness of people to make financial benefits. The scammers creates e-mail messages as same as genuine and legitimate to lure the users. The present study aims to study the awareness level of e-mail users to identify e-mail scams. The study seeks to explore factors influencing identification of scams. The research study is a descriptive one. For this study data is collected from both primary and secondary sources. This survey is conducted among 70 e-mail account holders in Palakkad district .A structured questionnaire was directed to collect the primary data. The study examines how well the users are aware of e-mail scams in Palakkad District.
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Anjusha K, Deepika C. E-Mail Scam: Awareness level of e-mail users in Palakkad District. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 415-417
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