Some people define spam even more generally as any unsolicited email.
That's why most email services (ours included) now have spam filters to weed out unsolicited messages before they ever arrive in your inbox.
They usually try to trick you into going to the site, for example to update your password to avoid your account being suspended.
The embedded link in the email itself goes to a website that looks exactly like the real thing but is actually a fake designed to trick victims into entering personal information.
email Scams Scams are generally delivered in the form of a spam email (but remember, not all spam emails contain scams).
Scams are designed to trick you into disclosing information that will lead to defrauding you or stealing your identity.