HOW TO OR WHERE TO REPORT EMAIL SCAMS

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    =?Utf-8?B?RHJEb25uYQ==?=, Aug 30, 2005
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  2. The ISP from whence the e-mails originate would be a good place to start..
     
    Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\), Aug 30, 2005
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  3. I would not bother reporting email scams. Someone else has no doubt already
    reported it. And it won't really do a whole lot of good.
     
    Karl Levinson, mvp, Aug 31, 2005
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    Jerry Guest

    The Feds - forward it to
     
    Jerry, Aug 31, 2005
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  5. True ... but make sure you forward it as an attachment, and/or that you copy
    and paste the hidden "SMTP headers" that show what servers and IP addresses
    the email passed through to get to you. And don't expect a response back.
     
    Karl Levinson, mvp, Aug 31, 2005
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  6. DrDonna wrote:

    Seems to have provoked a number of responses with the empty post, eh? My 2
    cents is that reporting it is pretty much a waste of time, but I still
    report the pump-and-dump stock scam spams to . That's a
    category where the legal violations are clearly enough defined so as to
    perhaps do some good. They will even send periodic acknowledgments.

    In general, there's too much spam to worry about these days, and *ALL* of it
    is scamful, but upon reflection, I am curious if there is any useful way to
    categorize it. I have a number of email addresses, and most of them are
    targeted by spammers, but the quantity and quality of the spam differs for
    each. My spammiest account has recently declined to a broad-spectrum flow of
    around 25 per/day, whatever that means. Most of the other spammified
    accounts are only getting a few per day, but in some specific category or
    other.
     
    Shannon Jacobs, Sep 1, 2005
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  7. DrDonna wrote:

    Most of the supposed sender (who the scam appears to be from) have
    either or . Paypal has
    . As was mentioned in an earlier post, make sure you
    forward the e-mail, and copy/paste the header information into the
    e-mail as well.

    You may or may not get a response back from them, but even if you don't,
    they will read the e-mail.

    The method of getting your header information will differ between the
    e-mail clients you are using to read the e-mails. So, you'll want to
    check their help files for information on how to view/copy the information.

    HTH
     
    Patrick Dickey, Sep 1, 2005
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