Reporting Email Spam & Fraud

Reporting Email Spam & Fraud

How do I report online fraud and identity theft?

I personally cannot stand email spam and fraud, so here is this article from Microsoft on email spam and fraud reporting.

If you think that you received a fraudulent e-mail message, you can report the problem and attach the suspicious message. Reporting suspicious messages to authorities helps in the effort to combat phishing schemes.

  1. In Outlook, select, but don’t open, the message that you want to report.
  2. On the Actions menu, click Forward As Attachment, or press CTRL+ALT+F.
  3. In the To line, type the e-mail address of the company to whom you are reporting the phishing message. Some e-mail addresses that you can use to report suspicious mail are:
    • goes to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, an industry association.
    • goes to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
    • goes to MSN.
    • goes to Microsoft.
  4. Click Send.