Reporting Spam & E-mail Scams

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Forward spam emails to the FTC at
You can also forward spam to The Anti-Phishing Working Group is a consortium of ISPs, security vendors, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies that use this email to fight phishing

The FTC gets about 300,000 spam e-mails a day so don't expect a personal reply. The information goes into a database to help the FTC and it's law enforcement partners investigate and generate legal cases against spammers.

Helpful Links:
Make sure to forward your e-mail with full e-mail headers

The lines starting with "Received: " are critical in determining where the e-mail came from. The From and To lines are easily and often forged. has instructions for a lot of mailers:
How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email?

Example of a Full e-mail header

Received: from (localhost.localdomain []) by (8.14.2/8.14.2) with ESMTP id q95Ff5IV005397 (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA bits=256 verify=NO) Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:41:05 -0400
Received: (from user@localhost) by (8.14.2/8.14.2/Submit) id q95Ff5Tj005396 Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:41:05 -0400
Received: from ( []) by (8.14.2/8.14.2) with ESMTP id q95FeEef005362 Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:40:14 -0400
From: InkGrabber <>
To: Recipient <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:39:29 -0400
Subject: Stop Overpaying for Printer Ink
Thread-Topic: Stop Overpaying for Printer Ink
Thread-Index: Ac2jEoHFx2cI6uyHQhyG/8z0RkAcrw==
Message-ID: <>
Accept-Language: en-US
Content-Language: en-US