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Is there a foolproof way to forward those scam emails?

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#1 tommyzulu


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:29 AM

I get quite a lot of email purporting to be from all types of organisations, from Paypal to banks, from government departments to fake offers... But almost invariably one cannot report these to the organisations concerned.

Most large organisations have emails set up for the purpose, like "spoof@" or "phishing@" but almost always when I try to forward them, I get an error message, a 550 error code or similar.

(I use Thunderbird as my email client on a Windows10 computer).


Has anyone a FOOLPROOF way of fowarding them?


(Mostly if you send an email to the organisations in question telling them of the problem you do not even get a reply!)



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#2 Havachat


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:57 AM

The Organizations { Legit Ones } are`nt interested in more Spam if you were able to forward them on to them.

What are they going to do ? waste time chasing spammers that could be anywhere and continually change emails or phone Nos.


I would assume they are Blocking them anyway from known lists etc....but thats only my interpretation.


I just add them to my Spam Box { Outlook Express / Yahoo / Gmail }, and never open them , and eventually they will stop or peeter out ..mine have.  

And i love the Telephone calls because i can have some fun with them and lead them on for awhile until they hangup or abuse me ....lol.

They are all waiting for a response from gullible people for a response ! ....so be on your gaurd always and if it looks suss....delete it.

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:13 AM

Actually, I have to disagree with you, Havachat, that organizations are not interested in knowing who's trying to perpetrate scams using their identities.


If nothing else, many will make announcements on their help pages regarding "known scams" that are currently in circulation using them as mechanisms.


I only report for phishing, myself, as spoofing has become so common and is virtually impossible to contain at all.

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