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Hi scholars,
How often do you get "academic" phishing emails? ✉️

@jorge me? Never. I'm not a doctor so probably don't count as I can't send a whole research budget as publication fee.

@marcjones 😆
I just got one from a "Chinese student" but it is the second or third time. I guess professors get a lot of those.

@jorge Mechanical engineering. After a couple of months it stopped, thankfully.

@ondiz I guess my field is not so important to spammers and similars. I do not get so many emails like you. I guess they have some keywords to scan and attack :D

@jorge Lucky you :D

In my field we're receiving "offers" to publish (paying, of course) continously...

@jorge
Every day, more or less. Most is from journals, second most about conferences, then lastly from usual spammers, eg 'I want to start a project with you, let me know'.
Then we have the organised comapny spammers I will never use: research gate, authorea, and wolfram. They are aweful (not only) for these practices, and it is illegal in many places.

@gumcap I see, I also get quite a lot from those predatory journals and conferences. 😅

@data I get a lot but from predatory journals who really exist and publish some junk 😆
I don't count them as "phishing" but it is kind of similar.

@jorge I get an email about every day telling me I've been accepted into an honor society for undergrads. The only thing I can think of is that they want my information.

@jorge not enough to counterbalance the impostor syndrome

@jorge At least once a week for a while. It's slowed down recently. Or maybe the spam filters are working better. I'm a university librarian, so I guess I'm not firmly associated with a single field and I get everything from engineering to health care (rarely library/info science, however!)

@jorge i've never published and have very little searchable paper trail linking me to academia but i probably see a dozen invites a year* to "conferences" or paper submissions with vague topics that, if you squinted, could probably apply to basically any field. i have a .edu email address and was an instructor for one semester five years ago.

(* might be more, most of it ends up in my spam folder and i don't even see it)

@jorge it's pretty regular, several times a week I'd guess. Possibly it's due to my e-mail address being exposed on the university web site. At this point, I don't know that it can be prevented, probably just managed.

@jorge pretty much daily. often it's with a link to a previously published paper, which *apparently* fits perfectly into one of their journals/conferences ;-)
typically they also offer discount and unbelievably short "review" times... 🤦‍♀️

@martin oh, I don't get such sophisticated emails 😄

@jorge should I ask them to add you to their list? :)

@all just make sure you do not click any link (including the unsubscribe link), as this usually confirms/validates your mail address, which potentially results in only much more spam...

@jorge Two or three a month, I reckon. Often relating to something I've just published.

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