Social Isolation: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The ugly: a warning

Something popped into my inbox – uninvited – that I need to share.
It was an example of the ugly side of social isolation that we need to be on our guard for.

Subject line was ‘Could you be my soul-mate?’ and it was from a dating site.
First off, the potential ‘soul-mate’ images were of attractive young women.
Secondly, there did not appear to be anyway of stopping receiving more such postings other than unsubscribing.

Initially what concerned me was that lonely people might think that having someone to write to on-line might relieve the tedium of isolation.

Then a more sinister thought came to mind: by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link could you be unwittingly letting hackers into your PC?

What are your thoughts on this? Have you come across similar scams and hacks? Do you have advice to share?
If you feel my thoughts have merit please like, share, and comment.

Thank you for reading.
Keep safe, keep well, keep distant.