We've all had them before (probably). Your account has been used etc. How do you stop them?
It may seem like a waste of time to close these scams down, but, it's not. In the UK alone, there has been a 24% increase of fraud in under 21s from 2017. Up to last month (September 2018), 3527 young people said they were a victim of identity fraud alone. Also, with scammers becoming smarter, it is becoming harder to detect scam emails. You reporting this type of fraud could save someone's entire life.
Firstly, look at the email. Take a note of it. I will use an example from a phishing email i received not too long ago. We only need to focus on what's after the @ for the moment. In this case, it's supprtaccess-maillive-fomrs.com
You need to find the domain host. Go to: https://whois.icann.org/en
Type the domain you have found. In the example, it's supprtaccess-maillive-fomrs.com
After searching this, you should see the WhoIs info. We are looking for the registrar. In this example it's Google LLC. Look in the WhoIs page for the registrar abuse email. This is important.
With this information, email the registrar's abuse email with the full email address, any screenshot proof, and any other evidence that what you have received is a scam.
You have now reported the scam, and it should be closed by the registrar.
With this information, you could stop someone from having their accounts compromised.
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