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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 12:14 AM

I occasionally receive an email purportedly from my bank or other financial institution asking for login details. They are usually easy to spot by their bad grammar and I forward them straight to the bank concerned.

There is another site where we can all do our bit to fight against these B!@#$%^ by forwarding suspicious emails and they will track down the ISP concerned and notify them.

Sending these on seems to me to be a great way to try and shut these sites down -

http://www.spamcop.net/

Edited by Orange Blossom, 19 September 2011 - 11:39 AM.
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 12:59 PM

These are other resources related to dealing with SPAM and email.

Email Attachments: How to Protect Yourself:
Victim of Fraud/Identify Theft: What to do:

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:48 PM

rowal5555.....I am curious about the steps you take to report the spam.
When reporting the spam, do you include your email address in the report?
Do you submit the entire email or what?

I did notice you have to register in order to report spam. So the site would have at least one
of your email addresses. So, I'm asking if you get spam on several email addresses does the
site eventually have all of the addresses that you report spam on?
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:42 PM

Hi Buddy

Just came across it yesterday and thought the idea was worth passing on.

I haven't used the site yet but intend to next time I receive one of these, so can only refer you to what the site itself says. Sorry.

I am not too worried about Spam as GMail does a good job on that, but those running phishing sites should be put up against a wall and shot IMO, LOL.



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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:32 AM

buddy215 this link should explain some of your questions: Reporting Spam

There are several tabs at the top which explain in more detail how spamcop.net works.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:22 PM

Thanks Quietman7
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:05 PM

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