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For what it's worth...me too.
Always forward them to URL you referenced along with my ISP.
I also forward copies to a couple of other FEDERAL SITES in hopes they may follow up too. The more they know...the better chance of pursuing the perps.
where do you forward them?
Thanks for your reply. Do you have the addresses of the Federal sites so I can forward mine there, too?
Thanks from an eavesdropper
I will make use of this site. Also I have received these same messages but know that they are phishing schemes.
(NT) Your welcome
from a teacher (sorry, I can't help it!)
WHERE TO FORWARD SPAM & PHISHING EMAIL
Why bother? It's almost impossible to trace the source of this junk, and the great majority is coming from foreign countries. If you are using a spam filter, and it allows you to easily add new spammers, then do that, but anything else is a huge waste of time!
tomron's message of 5/9/06 is no longer applicable.
To forward unwanted or deceptive spam to the Federal Trade Commission; send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include the full email header.
Depending on the type of scam, I use these addresses
plus I send copies to my ISP.
I'm sure there are others for places like PayPal, eBay, etc.,
Why forward to ISP?
Do you mean for spam that I get in the email account that is associated with my ISP? Or do you foward spam from all email accounts to your ISP? I've been getting these phishing emails in my Hotmail, and MSN is not my ISP. I don't get any spam in my ISP email account.
Also, I forwarded this last one to email@example.com. Is that the same place as the second one in your list?
Sorry if these are dumb questions, and thanks so much for helping.
Send "physhy" to your e-mail service provider
The usual address is: abuse@[your e-mail service provider.com or .net] Their job is to track the e-mail thread trail, and notify the originator's service provider, who will usually cancel the offender's service - especially in the US. No guarantee what happens if the e-mail is from Russia.
Forwarding phishing emails
You can report phishing attempts to
(1) anti-phishing working group http://www.antiphishing.org/report_phishing.htm
(2) Castlecops ? forward email to pirt (AT) castlecops (DOT) com
(3) sometimes the organisation that is being spoofed wants to know (e.g., banks)
I receive emails from "supposedly" EBay and Pay Pal. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCE open or click on ANY links. The best thing to do is hit Forward and send the entire message to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You will receive a reply from both of them telling whether it is legitimate or not.
How do you forward without opening first?
I've never been able to find a way to forward them without opening them first (using Hotmail). So, I've been opening them to forward to Paypal (and now these other places), but I never click on any links. Paypal sends a reply right away, telling me that the email is a scam. I'd rather not open them first, if it's possible, because I know that anything I get in Hotmail that says it's from Paypal is a scam.
So, I guess I should contact Hotmail about them now, too. Thanks for all the help!
right click on it>foward as attachment
Thank you, but...
"forward as attachment" is not an option when I right click. Is it because I'm using Firefox, or is it Hotmail?
forward as attachment
I use FF & OE
(NT) Great link - Thank you!
Is it an AOL email address?
AOL has their own department to report this too if its an AOL id. Forward the entire email to TOSEMAIL1
Also, always click the report spam button on it.
(NT) Forward to firstname.lastname@example.org