How to report a phishing scam email?

Why is it so damn hard to report a phishing scam.  I just wanted to make a copy and send it to you but I cannot find an email address to do this.

*original title - Why is it so damn hard to report a phishing scam.  I just wanted to make a copy and send it to you but I cannot find an email address to do this.*

 

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Last updated August 21, 2019 Views 18,399 Applies to:
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Hi Mike

The following website has information about how to report phishing scams.

Recognize and Report Email Phishing Scams | Identity Theft Protection:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-scams.aspx#Report

You can also forward the phishing scam email to:

*** Email address is removed for privacy ***

 

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MVP 1999 - Present
Windows Insider MVP

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Internet searches are great ways to locate things.  Using your query...

report phishing to Microsoft

Where some of the notable hits are:


The first has a link (How to report scams) that takes you to a part later on that page that states:

How to report a scam

You can use Microsoft tools to report a suspected scam.

  • Internet Explorer. While you are on a suspicious site, click the gear icon and then point to Safety. Then click Report Unsafe Website and use the web page that is displayed to report the website.

  • Hotmail. If you receive a suspicious email message that asks for personal information, click the check box next to the message in your Hotmail inbox. Click Mark as and then point to Phishing scam.

  • Microsoft Office Outlook. Attach the suspicious email message to a new email message and forward it to *** Email address is removed for privacy ***. To learn how to attach an email message to an email message, see Attach a file or other item to an email message.

You can also download the Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook.

 

The second is a list of FAQs where the third FAQ is:

How do I report a possible phishing scam?

You can also use Microsoft tools to report a suspected phishing scam.

  • Internet Explorer. While you are on a suspicious site, click the gear icon and then point to Safety. Then click Report Unsafe Website and use the web page that is displayed to report the website.

  • Windows Live Hotmail. If you receive a suspicious email that asks for personal information, click the check box next to the message in your Hotmail inbox. Click Mark as and then point to Phishing scam.

  • Microsoft Office Outlook. Attach the suspicious email message to a new email message and forward it to *** Email address is removed for privacy ***. To learn how to attach an email message to an email message, see Attach a file or other item to an email message. You can also download the Microsoft Junk email Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook.


A definite rehash of the first (or vice-versa) but "the truth is out there".  :-)

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Shenan Stanley
MVP 2005-2011 & 2013-2015
Insider MVP 2016-
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