"Spam" is an unsolicited electronic communication, primarily via email. In general, these are bulk mailings are sent for advertising purposes.

SPAM is a brand created and filed by Hormel Foods in 1937,
the origin of the name being "Spiced Ham".

The association of "spam" and "junk" comes from a comic sketch of Monty Python, entitled Spam, in which the word "spam",
designating the famous canned ham, invades the conversation and the menu of a small restaurant (it goes into the composition of each dish and is repeated all the time). A group of Vikings present in the restaurant regularly interrupt the conversation by loudly singing "Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, lovely Spam, wonderful Spam"

The "scams" (cyber scam mail) are a category of "spam".
The first appearance of the "scam" dates back to 16th century Spain and is titled "The Spanish Prisoner".
A lord received the following message "A very rich and beautiful Spanish princess is held by the Turks, send that sum of money to free her and she will come and marry you".
Reworked, the technique is applied in the nineteenth century under the name "Letter of Jerusalem", then renewed in the twenty-first century, where it is mostly found in "spams".
The variants of "scams" are very numerous but the general principle is always the same : Crooks send e-mails seeking to win the trust of the victims in order to extort money by making them believe that he will receive a huge reward.

Today, we receive hundreds of different "spam" in our mailbox (in France, 95% of the messages exchanged during December 2006 were "spam"!). How many times have we really given importance or even read these emails?
The series "SPAMS" is an attempt to illustrate the invisible aspect of these "undesirable" stories.

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