Coding with Jesse

Help stop phishing

April 26th, 2006

I really hate phishing emails for two reasons. First, they're just more annoying spam in my inbox. Second, I know that some innocent people out there are going to be frauded because of these emails.

Thanks to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, there's something we can do to help stop phishing. And it's really easy too.

The next time you get an email asking you to log in to a banking or credit card site, even if it's from a bank you've never heard of, please report it. You only need to:

  1. Create a new email to [email protected]
  2. Drag and drop the phishing email, so that it gets sent as an attachment. (Don't just forward the email or some of the headers will get lost.)

Even if you forget all this, at least remember that you can always search "report phishing" on Google to find the Anti-Phishing Working Group — right now it's the first result.

Phishing will never go away completely, but the more people that report it, the less victims there will be.


1 . The Ultimate Groupie on April 26th, 2006

The Ultimate Groupie

I didn't know there is a place to report phishing. Thanks!

The the one I remember receiving was sent from someone who claims to be a VERY rich investor in somewhere like Saudi Arabia. He is having difficulties transferring his money to the states, so he wants me (or everyone he sent the emails to) to send him a few hundred dollars as processing fee, and his money goes under my name.........or some such nonsense. Not exactly phishing, but dangerous nevertheless.

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