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Spam, scam, and risk. Do you hate spam?

25th May 2018
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Ivan Konovalov, the Customer Success Manager of Semalt Digital Services, admits that he dislikes online scam and spam. If any person spams me using unsolicited spam email that markets the scam RA training, I will use the influence of talkRA to expose them.

During the early days of GRAPA, I received one of their spam emails. I understand that many people still receive the spam emails from GRAPA. I appreciate that they have stopped spamming my email messages. I believe that they deleted my email address from their mailing list. However, I currently receive messages from new spammers. They promise to share knowledge about fraud prevention, revenue assurance, and risk management.

The spam company is known as iVyN Technologies. The name of the company is suspicious because it is not grammatically correct. Interchanging small and capital letters in a word is not acceptable in the English language. It is important to use the correct writing standards when communicating in the English language. iVyN Technologies offers the training service at a fee. The standard distance learning module costs GBP6500/USD10500. The premium version of the training costs GBP800/USD13000. In revenue management, this "list price" is known as the "chump price." Assume that the company provides a special discount of 80% to the loyal customers. A person will still be an idiot to pay high fees for a course that was ignored for several years.

It is advisable for a person interested in learning to purchase a book instead of using the computer PowerPoint slides. A good book costs GBP50/USD80. The fees charged for the iVyN's standard training program is enough to purchase 130 copies of the book. 50 quid (80 bucks) is sufficient to purchase an actual book with printed sentences that can be read when the computer has been switched off. People should not spend GBP6500/USD10500 watching PowerPoint slides that were copied and pasted from the PowerPoint presentations that were used in a boring conference that took place 10 years ago.

Spam and scam should not be tolerated because they involve the unethical congestion of the inbox and the violation of the user privacy. Spam enhances cyber-crime activities because it encourages users to purchase services or products that they do not need at high costs. A secure network is achieved when the administrators and users manage to stop the spam and scam cases. Pursuing cyber security training from a company that sends spam emails is like purchasing anti-virus software from a company that infects the computer with malware. The course content is ineffective. Section 1 is Introduction to RA. This information can be obtained freely from textbooks and articles.

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Section 2 is Issues and Controls. The information does not illustrate the various network categories. Section 3 is Strategy. The course has a copy-pasted version of the RA maturity model. Section 4 is RA Tool Selection. Most telecommunication companies have the RA tool. The computer users can also obtain the RA tool freely or at a cheap cost from online companies like cVidya.

Most technology websites allow the users to access the RA tool freely. The course has a section on internal fraud risks. There is a strong relationship between internal fraud and encouraging a computer user to purchase an expensive online course. The last section of the course is about emerging risks. The training indicates obvious risks that affect cyber security, social media, and e-commerce. I hate online scam and spam. Computer users should never reward spammers. They should be ignored. Their scam and spam emails should be reported to network security providers.

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