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Report phishing on my google e-mail account

I received e-mails from what appears to be google stating that I had won a contest and asking for personal information regarding this contest so I may collect my prize. It looks very official and I'm afraid that people are going to respond to it. I put it into my personal folder to show you the e-mail. when I did this the front sheet was missing. what was saved was the form to be filled out. The official front sheet was missing. I thought you would like to know about this since it did involve your company. Yours truly, Sandra Ball

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There is a button with an exclamation mark that can report the email to Google to prevent further spam from arriving.

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Scams and Phishing on Yahoo! Mail.


If you receive an email asking you to update your banking details or that you've won a huge sum of money from Yahoo! then these are scams. Firstly a bank will <b>NEVER</b> ask you to update your account details through an email, don't under any circumstances click on any links within a mail like this. Secondly, when you receive a mail stating that <b>YOU</b> have won a huge sum of money from some lottery in some foreign country or from Yahoo! this too is fake. The Yahoo! Corporation in Holland Lottery scam is one of them. Again don't by any means reply to it or send them any of your personal information. Contact Yahoo! <a href="http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/helpcentral/helpcentral_contactus.html">here</a> and click on <b>Mail</b> under <b>M</b> in the list, this will take you to a page to login. Login, then click on the heading <b>Got Spam? Report it here</b> as shown in the following picture:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_26.JPG" /><br />This will take you to a page where you need to tell Yahoo! everything about the scam, including the Full Headers and Contents of the mail. I will explain how to get the full headers of an e-mail now.<br /><br /><b><u>How to copy the full Headers in Yahoo Mail!</u></b><br />1) With the e-mail open, click <b>Actions</b> to the top right.<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_27.jpg" /><br />2) This will display a drop down menu shown here:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_28.jpg" /><br />3) Click on <b>Full Header</b> to display the following window:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_29.jpg" /><br />4) Copy the entire text (all the words in this window) to the headers box:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_30.JPG" /><br />5) Then copy the contents of the mail to the next box:<br /><br /><img src="slasher_x_31.JPG" /><br />6) And then click submit.<br /><br />Easy as that! This will enable Yahoo! to filter such scam e-mails in the main server and prohibit them from entering anyone's account in the future, and it's all thanks to you!! Good Job! Feel great, you have just saved a huge amount of people from falling for these ingenious scams.

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I got email from yahoo sayong I won 5 million from yahoo is this a sxam to get my info on me


Any time you receive a message telling you you have won a contest you did not enter, it is a scam.
Report yahoo phishing email:
If you received an email that says it's from Yahoo! or another trusted source but you suspect it might be a phishing email, forward the email to phishing@cc.yahoo-inc.com.
To report a Yahoo phishing web-site, use this form:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/securit...

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I have received a couple of e-mails that look like phishing asking about my account. Has Amazon sent out any e-mails in the past few hours asking for information?


Good for you; never open an e-mail that you think is questionable; the goal is to get you to open it up. If it was a reputable e-mail, then it would not be asking for information about your account because they would already have your information that you would have provided then sometime in the past.

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A gmail 75imary@gmail.com Keeps appearing on my apple post site asking for my password. This is not my account. What should I do?


I am assuming you are getting this when you are signed into Gmail.
I found these help items:Someone changed your password
If you suspect that someone else knows or has changed your password, please reset it so nobody else can sign in to your account. To do so, just enter your username on thepassword-assistance page.
Account username:
  • For Google Accounts without Gmail: the full email address you used to create your account.
  • For Google Accounts with Gmail: everything before '@gmail.com'
If you think someone has access to the email address associated with your Google Account, please change the password for your email as well. Learn more about keeping your account secure.
If you're unable to reset your Google Account password, and you can't sign in to your account, you can fill out the account recovery form.
About phishing
A phishing website or message tries to trick you into revealing personal information by appearing to be from a legitimate source, such as a bank, social network, or even Google. If you receive a suspicious message, do not provide the information requested. We've included some tips to help you recognize phishing and keep your account secure.
Think before you click
Pay close attention to sign-in screens.
Cyber criminals can use links in emails, tweets, posts and online advertisements to direct you to fake sign-in screens, where they can steal your password. Only sign in to your account when you are certain you visited the real site directly. Check the Internet address to be sure.
How can I recognize phishing?
You should always be wary of any message that asks for your personal information or messages that refer you to a web page asking for personal information. If you receive this type of message, especially from a source claiming to be Google or Gmail, please don't provide the information requested. Google will never send unsolicited messages asking for your password or personal information, or messages containing executable attachments.
Messages or websites phishing for information might ask you to enter:
  • Usernames and passwords
  • Social Security numbers
  • Bank account numbers
  • PINs (Personal Identification Numbers)
  • Full credit card numbers
  • Your mother's maiden name
  • Your birthday
What should I do when I see a phishing scam?
Most importantly, never reply to suspicious emails, tweets, or posts with your personal or financial information. Also, don't fill out forms or sign-in screens that link from these messages.
Most email providers, including Gmail, allow you to report suspicious emails and phishing scams. To report phishing in Gmail, click the drop-down arrow next to "Reply" and select "Report phishing."
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I simply want to stop receiving unsolicited emails from Amazon. Cannot identify where on this reply site I can effect this. Searching this site using 'Unsubcribe to emails' has not led me to a...


Identifying Amazon E-mailFrom time to time, you might receive e-mails that look like they come from Amazon.com, but they are, in fact, falsified. Often these e-mails direct you to a Web site that looks similar to the Amazon.com Web site, where you might be asked to provide account information such as your e-mail address and password combination. Unfortunately, these false Web sites can steal your sensitive information; later, this information may be used to commit fraud. Some phishing messages contain potential viruses or malware that can detect passwords or sensitive data. We recommend that you install an anti-virus program and keep it updated at all times.
Below are some key points to look for in order to identify these e-mails:
1. Know what Amazon.com won't ask for
Amazon.com will never ask you for the following information in an e-mail communication:

  • Your social security number or tax identification number
  • Your credit card number, PIN number, or credit card security code (including "updates" to any of the above)
  • ***********'s maiden name
  • Your Amazon.com password

2. Requests to verify or confirm your account information
Amazon.com will not ask you to verify or confirm your Amazon.com account information by clicking on a link from an e-mail.
3. Attachments on suspicious e-mails
Amazon.com does not send order confirmations or other unsolicited requests that require you to open attachments, nor do we permit our merchants to do so. We recommend that you do not open any e-mail attachments from suspicious or unknown sources. If you receive a suspicious e-mail allegedly sent from Amazon.com that contains an attachment, we recommend you forward the e-mail to stop-spoofing@amazon.com (as an attachment if possible) without opening it. Delete the mail after you send it. If you opened an attachment in the e-mail, we recommend running anti-virus or anti-malware software.
4. Grammatical or typographical errors
Be on the lookout for poor grammar or typographical errors. Some phishing e-mails are translated from other languages or are sent without being proofread, and as a result, contain bad grammar or typographical errors.
5. Check the return address
Is the e-mail from Amazon.com? While phishers often send forged e-mail to make it look like it came from Amazon.com, you can sometimes determine whether or not it's authentic by checking the return address. If the "from" line of the e-mail looks like "amazon-security@hotmail.com" or "amazon-fraud@msn.com," or contains the name of another Internet service provider, you can be sure it is a fraudulent e-mail.
6. Check the Web site address
Genuine Amazon.com web sites are always hosted on the "amazon.com" domain--"http://www.amazon.com/. . . " (or "https://www.amazon.com/. . ."). Sometimes the link included in spoofed e-mails looks like a genuine Amazon.com address. You can check where it actually points to by hovering your mouse over the link--the actual Web site where it points to will be shown in the status bar at the bottom of your browser window or as a pop-up.
We never use a web address such as "http://security-amazon.com/. . ." or an IP address (string of numbers) followed by directories such as "http://123.456.789.123/amazon.com/. . . ."
Alternately, sometimes the spoofed e-mail is set up such that if you click anywhere on the text you are taken to the fraudulent Web site. Amazon.com will never send an e-mail that does this. If you accidentally click on such an e-mail and go to a spoofed Web site, do not enter any information and just close that browser window.
7. If an e-mail looks suspicious, go directly to the Amazon.com Web site
When in doubt, do not click the link included in an e-mail. Just go directly to www.amazon.com and click "Your Account" in the top right menu to view recent purchases, or review your account information. If you cannot access your account, or if you see anything suspicious, let us know right away.
8. Do not "unsubscribe"
Never follow any instructions contained in a forged e-mail that claim to provide a method for "unsubscribing." Many spammers use these "unsubscribe" processes to create a list of valid, working e-mail addresses.
9. Protect your account information
If you did click through from a spoofed or suspicious e-mail and you entered your Amazon.com account information you should immediately update your Amazon.com password. You can do this through Your Account by choosing the option to "Change your name, e-mail address, or password" found under Account Settings.
Even if someone has been able to look at your account, they are still not able to see your full credit card information. However, orders can be sent from your account using your credit card so please contact us immediately if you notice any orders that you do not recognize.
However, if you did submit your credit card number to the site linked to from the forged e-mail message, we advise that you take steps to protect your information. You may wish to contact your credit card company, for example, to notify them of this matter. Finally, you should delete that credit card from your Amazon.com account to prevent anyone from improperly regaining access to your account. To do so, click "Edit or delete a credit card" under Payment Settings in Your Account.
How To Report Phishing E-mails or Request Account Assistance
If you have received an e-mail you know is a forgery, or if you think you have been a victim of a phishing attack and you are concerned about your Amazon.com account, please let us know right away:
Report or Contact Us about a Phishing or Spoofed E-mail

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Renew your Gmail immediately or your account will be closed.


That is a "phishing" scam, which tries to get unsuspecting Gmail users to reveal their passwords. The message is *NOT* legitimate, and *NOT* from Google. Gmail accounts do not expire, and they do not need to be renewed.

You should simply ignore the message; or you may report it as a scam. But do *NOT* respond to the sender; do *NOT* click on links in the message; and do *NOT* provide your password.

See this support message from Gmail help:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/gmail/thread?tid=7f78f3d8c5f183b6&hl=en.

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I went to the Greta American Photo Contest web site and entered in the animal photo contest. They soon began sending me ads through the email. In their policy page, it clearly states that they WILL sell...


Never use your primary email address to enter those types of online contests. They are ALL sources of SPAM in one way or another.

Go to the Google homepage and click on the GMail link at the top of the page.
Create yourself a free GMail account, and then use that one when you want to enter those kinds of contests. That way you won't expose your personal and private email account address to unecessary sources of spam. If that sacrificial GMail account starts getting filled up with spam to the point of rendering it unusable, then just disable it and open a new one with a slightly different address.

If you want, you can even have the GMail account forward all the mail it receives to your primary email account. That way you still only have to check one account to see all your mail, but you can disable the forwarding anytime you like if the spam messages get too bad. Just look under the SETTINGS tab, then the FORWARDING tab when you eventually get your GMail account.

Good luck.

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I got a mail that i have won prize from bbc online lottery is that true or fake mail


You have received a "phishing" E-mail -- definite *FAKE*.

If you supply any information (mother's maiden name, your credit-card number) or if you followed their instructions to send money via Western Union to them, then you have become a victim of "identity theft". Contact your local bank or credit-union, and get a "watch" put onto your bank-accounts, credit-cards.

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Some unknown mails to unknown address forwarded from my account


I recommend you to delete it it look like virus whenever you receive an e-mail that you dont recognice I recommend you to delete it if you don't your computer will start acting slower due to the virus.


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