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where do I report a phishing site


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#1 gordon55y

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 02:13 AM

Hi,

  I found a phishing web site, where do I report it?

I was in FF, and went to yahoo.com and searched for "news".

The first URL was an ad, something like:

Latest news ...... today.com

This sends you to a page saying that your computer is infected and

to call 888-535-2763

 

When I do the same in IE11, I do not find the phishing link.

 

Where can I report this?

I tried the yahoo web site, but could only see reporting phishing email.



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 03:30 AM

Hi,

 

On Firefox Open the Help menu > Report Web Forgery


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:36 PM

Hi,

  I see that FF is now reporting this as a web forgery  :-)

thanks

gordon



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:43 PM

More like a fake tech support scam page.



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 12:56 PM

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 05:04 PM

Since you encountered a web page indicating your computer was infected and to call a phone number...it can be both a tech support scam and phishing.

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 07:49 PM

Hi, just a quick anecdote, unsure if it's relevant, but: i once added a Firefox browser plugin to help me download YouTube videos (nothing illegal), but as a side-effect, my [Google and or Yahoo] search results for whatever query, got interspersed with no-good links. This was approx. 2 years ago and l've not seen such behaviour since, even while l've used further YouTube downloader plugins. So, perhaps check your plugins. I was on Linux at the time but l don't suppose it matters, as we're talking browser (browsers seem like the weakest link now, like having a gossipy tea lady sit in with you at high security board meetings).



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 06:00 PM

>Help (in Chrome) >report an issue.

To where you are prompted to fill in a report under 'tell us what is happening'. The website URL is automatically pasted in for you.

This is how I've always dealt with sinister/rogue web pages etc.

I'm sure there are many other ways and avenues one can pursue, though.


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Windows Defender/firewall

Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro

 

 

 





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