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The Average Brit Receives 10 SPAMS Per Day

Posted: 13th Nov, 2008 By: MarkJ
The results of a new poll conducted by Opinium Research for Moneysupermarket during last month has revealed that the average Brit receives over 10 spam messages a day (372 per month), by either email or text.

Furthermore 90% of the 2,179 adults surveyed do not protect themselves against spam by automatically filtering emails, leaving them open to potentially dangerous messages. 81% say the messages they receive are a nuisance, with the most common types of spam being sales (35%), phishing (27%) and pornography (16%).

Despite a wide ranging dislike of SPAM, one in seven (14%) admitted to acting on, or replying to, a spam message! The under-twenties seem to be the worst offenders with nearly 17% acting on spam. Over a quarter of people think spam is a danger to young people and a further 23% believe their ISP should do more to warn of SPAMs dangers.

Thankfully the majority of people do seem to be aware of the danger and how to stop or limit it, with only 20% of people that receive spam having no clue how to prevent it. ISPreview has a useful tips guide for avoiding junk email here:

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