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How to Report a Phishing Scam

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What Is a Phishing Scam and How to Report It Effectively?

A phishing scam is an email or text message that appears legitimate but is actually an attempt to steal money or trick an individual into disclosing personal information. In this article, you will learn how to effectively report a phishing scam. If you’ve fallen victim to such a scam or know someone who has, here are some tips on how to report it.

How to Spot a Phishing Email?

The email or text message will be designed to trick the recipient into entering confidential information, such as an account number, password, credit card details or by clicking on a phishing link.

As soon as users click on a link, they may be directed to a phishing website that will steal their sensitive information or their computer may be infected with malware. Scammers will then use this information to commit identity fraud or sell on to another criminal third party.

In recent years, there has been a massive increase in phishing scams as cybercriminals find it one of the easiest ways to defraud people and con them out of money.

Read more: How to Spot Phishing Emails

Our increasing reliance on the internet to conduct much of our day to day activities has created the ideal platform for cybercriminals to launch targeted cyber security attacks and dupe unsuspecting users into falling for their online scams.

Unfortunately, this massive increase in phishing scams has meant that we’ve all been on the receiving end of having one of these dodgy emails come into our inboxes.

How to Report a Phishing Scam?

If you open an email that you believe to be a phishing scam, you may be wondering what to do next.

The first and most important step is to make sure you don’t click on any links or open any attachments contained within suspicious emails or text messages. The next step is to report the phishing attack to the relevant authorities to try and stop the scammers from targeting more victims.

The following authorities should be contacted:

1. Internet Service Provider

How to Report a Phishing Scam

If you’ve spotted a suspicious email or text message in your inbox, it’s important to report the scam to the internet service provider or that was used to send the communication.

For example:

– If the scam email came from a Yahoo account, you should send it to [email protected]

– If the email was sent via Gmail, press ‘Report Spam’ button

– If the email was sent via Hotmail, press ‘Report Phishing‘ button

As soon as you report the phishing email, the Internet Service provider will close the account that the email was sent from.

2. The company spoofed in the email

How to Report a Phishing Scam

If you receive a phishing email that purports to be from an official company such as a bank, or online retailer, it’s important to notify the company so they can warn other people about the scam.

Companies will often create a dedicated page on their website to report fraud and inform customers what signs to look out for and what steps they should take if they fall victim to the scam.

3. Report to Action Fraud

How to Report a Phishing Scam

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud reporting and cybercrime. It provides a central point of contact if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cybercrime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Any reports of fraud will be forwarded to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau run by the City of London Police for analysis. This will help develop crucial intelligence that may disrupt the criminals in their tracks and enable preventative action to be taken.

Phishing emails and text messages are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and difficult to detect, but there are a number of signs we can look out for that may alert us to a dodgy email.

How Do You Know When to Report a Phishing Scam?

Signs of a phishing scam include:

  • A generic greeting such as “Dear Customer” – Official correspondence from companies will always include your name
  • Poor grammar and spelling mistakes
  • Urgent or threatening language -The email may warn that you must make payment immediately or your account will be closed down
  • A request for information such as login details or banking info – Legitimate businesses will never send emails requesting you click on a link to enter or update personal data
  • A mismatched URL – The web address does not match the address listed
  • Unexpected correspondence – An email may notify you that you’ve won a prize for a competition you’ve not even entered

Despite the increasing sophistication of phishing attacks there are a number of ways you can protect yourself online. Our phishing simulation software MetaPhish has been designed to provide the first line of defence against phishing and ransomware attacks. Contact us for further information on how we can help protect your business from this growing threat.

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