Where do scammers get our email addresses from?

5 Answers

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    anywhere. You can use a search-engine to find things that have a @ in them

    Also, if you are dumb enough to REPLY to a spam-message, or click the so-called "unsubscribe" link, the sender knows they have a live email-address and will send you MORE spam

  • Sharon
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    How do spammers get my email address: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2...

  • 1 year ago

    Some companies sell them. Email providers like Yahoo are open to hacking by computer whizzes. Sometimes malicious employees at places like Walmart sell entire lists of identification and credit cards.

  • Some are generated at random. However the most common source is from viral emails. You get an email with a joke or funny video with the recommendation you send it to all your contacts. It doesn't take long before these build up a huge list of email addresses that get sold on to the scammers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago


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