Do you report scams?

Discussion in 'Email Discussions' started by Blake, Oct 2, 2008.

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Do you report spam and phishing attempts?

  1. I report only spam

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  2. I report only phishing attempts

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  3. I report all e-mail abuse related issues.

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  4. I do not report any spam, phishing, other other e-mail abuse relatyed issues.

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  1. Blake

    Blake Valued Member

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    A lot of people on a daily basis get hit with emails that are obvious scams. And most people close them and do nothing and go about their business. I had a time where I would report them all just to do so. They would bother me when I got an email with some bogus claim of sending me money or something.Then I would use the report email link and send it off. I am curious if anyone else here has ever reported bad email? I know most probably have not, but I think it is something we should do from time to time to check spam.
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Oddly enough I do not report most spam that I receive.

    Then again most of the spam destined for me does not reach my inbox.

    I spend most of my abuse time tracking down and blocking issues related to my customers that are reported back to me for me to block.

    If I report a spam it is typically a phishing attempt for a site that I use personally such as PayPal.

    -Raymond
     

  3. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I forward eBay and PayPal phishing scams to spoof@ebay{dot}com and spoof@paypal{dot}com respectively.

    99.9% of stuff Gmail's spam filters catch so I don't worry about it.
     
  4. Brandon

    Brandon New Email

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    Actually I don't, I just block them and push them to the junk folder in outlook. I have 4 emails going into outlook, if I reported every spam post, I wouldn't get anything else done during the day..hehe
     
  5. THERESA

    THERESA Customer Service Staff Member

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    I think not reporting spam is not so bad. Phishing scams are a whole different ball of wax. Those should be reported no matter how inconvenient you may think it is.

    To clarify: (I am not pointing a finger Brandon, I got the impression from your post that you were just talking about normal, annoying spam.) ;)
     

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