How to Report Email Spam

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How Can I Reduce Spam In My Junk Email Inbox?

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Unwanted commercial email – also known as "spam" – can be annoying. Worse, it can include bogus offers that could cost you time and money. Take steps to limit the amount of spam you get, and treat spam offers the same way you would treat an uninvited telemarketing sales call. Don't believe promises from strangers. Learn to recognize the most common online scams.

Many consumers receive a variety of unsolicited commercial e-mail (also known as "spam") in their offices or at home. While people don't always like getting spam, much of it has a legitimate business purpose. Unsolicited e-mails, however, are often the initial means for criminals, such as operators of fraudulent schemes, to contact and solicit prospective victims for money, or to commit identity theft by deceiving them into sharing bank and financial account information.

The following information, e-mail addresses and contacts noted below are provided for your reference if you have received a particular type of unsolicited email and would like to report or forward it on to law enforcement authorities.

How and Where to Complain About Spam

Spam is a nuisance, so complaining about it is a natural reaction. With the huge numbers of unsolicited email showing up in mailboxes, it just does not seem to be a very productive reaction, though. Still, if you turn just a bit of the spam-induced anger to reporting the junk to the right person, you can support the fight against spam actively while gaining the pleasant feeling of having done something. But will it help?

Does Reporting Spam Make Sense?

While a lot of the junk email you get is from hijacked computers of people who are guilty of not securing their PC but not directly of spamming and while there are a few spam-friendly ISPs, it still makes sense to report unsolicited emails to the administrators of the part of the internet where the message originated.
Some reports may lead to spammers getting kicked off by their ISPs, and the reports serve as an incentive for internet service providers to educate and secure their users so their computers are not turned into spam-sending zombies.

Easy Ways to Report Spam

To report spam correctly, you first have to
  • identify the real source of the message — what you see in the From: line is usually forged —,
  • find the ISP responsible for the part of the net where the message originated,
  • identify the correct person to contact at that ISP and finally
  • word and send your report.
This is a rather involved and not always easy undertaking. Fortunately, much can be automated, and spam reporting services make it easy to complain about spam correctly.
One of the most comfortable and sophisticated spam reporting services is Spamcop. If you don't have much time but still want to report spam, Spamcop is the way to go.
Of course, you can submit just as perfect spam reports manually, too. It's an interesting insight into and lets you get in touch with how the net work. Let's begin with identifying the spammer's ISP.



  1. I get spam from
    Robert McGwire
    Nomination Committee Secretary
    Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
    of - who claim to build a database of who is who is business. They want (funnily enough) you to confirm your details.... AVOID!

  2. i got same type of email from the same peoples see below my reply and them email

    Dear Sender
    That's sounds great that I am now milliner. From the same time when I read your email which sent to me by you it makes me feel still happy I know its fraud but if it's not then give me some solid reason to believe.



    From: Western. Union
    To: Recipients
    Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:58 PM
    Subject: Transaction #: WUMT-MY7910****/2013


    Dear Western Union Beneficiary,

    Transaction #: WUMT-MY7910****/2013 ( Your Security Code )


    We wish to inform you that the United Nations (UN) has authorized us to
    remit to you a total amount of $1,500,000.00 USD (One Million Five Hundred
    Thousand United States Dollars). This amount is to be paid to you because
    of the fact that you were selected as a beneficiary in the Last E-mail
    ballot promotion Held in Malaysia, by United Nations Poverty Alleviation
    Program. This Program is inline with the Social responsibility of the
    United Nations Organization, which is held once Every year to change the
    living status of five (5) lives around the Globe. This year, yourself and
    Four (4) other people were randomly selected. On behalf of the United
    Nations Organization, we wish to congratulate you formally.

    The funds was paid out to us, by the United Nations, And they have
    successfully succeeded in depositing your whole funds with us Here at
    Western Union Malaysia. They have now ordered us to take full
    Responsibility in the transfer process of your funds and thus commence the
    Immediate remittance of your funds to you. Be strongly informed that
    because Of our Western Union transfer policy, your funds will be paid to
    you via our Western Union Daily Transfer limit of $7,600.00 USD. This
    means that you will Continuously receive a daily amount of $7,600.00 USD
    from us, and this amount Can be collected from any of our numerous Western
    Union outlets in your Current location.

    To begin receiving your daily payment as stated above, we need you to
    provide Us with; Your Full Name, Address, and Phone Number. Upon receipt
    of the Requested details, your first transaction will be activated by you,
    before we can proceed to provide you with the Money Transfer Control
    Number (MTCN) for the First installment and we will continue to email you
    others after 24 hours of Receiving each payment.

    For more information on your payment status;

    E-mail Mrs. Franca Lee:

    OR call our 24 hours Helpline @ +601-648-453-21 or 00601-648-453-21 for
    any inquiries on the above message.

    Yours truly,
    Mr. Jim Burch
    For: United Nations/Western Union, Malaysia.

  3. Thank you for getting back to me. Below is the job details.

    How it works?

    Pepsi™ seeks people -- regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advert of "Pepsi™" plastered on your vehicle, bike, boat etc... The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps,"that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface.

    What does Pepsi™ get out of this type of ad strategy?

    Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Moreover, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience, meaning people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the logo alongside them.

    What do you earn?

    You will be compensated with $400USD per week which is basically a rental fee for letting Pepsi™ use the space. No fee is required from you. Pepsi™ shall provide experts that would handle the installation of the advert. You will receive a weekly check payment which will be sent to you via postal service for accepting to carry this advert for us. It is very easy and simple job.
    You are required to provide us the following below if you are interested in these offer:

    Full Name:




    Zip code:



    Make of car, truck or boat / year:

    Telephone numbers:

    Email Address:

    We will contact you immediately above information has been received.

    Thank You.
    Chris Stukins
    Advert Agent,
    PepsiCo Inc.

    To: Chris Stukins
    Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2013 7:01 AM
    Subject: Re: PEPSI JOB OFFER

    Sounds pretty sweet.

    From: Chris Stukins
    Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 04:18:45 -0700
    Subject: PEPSI JOB OFFER

    Hello, would you like to make some money by simply driving your car, motorcycle, boat, Skateboard etc with a PEPSI logo on them to
    advertise for us? We are currently employing individual’s world wide to do this for us.

    It is very easy and simple with attractive pay.

    We will contact you immediately.

    Thank You.
    Chris Stukins
    Advert Agent,
    PepsiCo Inc.

  4. You have won a cash prize of $800, 000.00 dollars and jaguar car with the help of your email, in the ongoing Jaguar automobile Anniversary promotion draws held today in Email Scrabble Online Draw; you are required to fill the below form for processing/verification of your Identity and location for further remittance of your Winning Amount to you in your country. Contact the fiduciary agent with contact information stated below:

    Name in full:
    Marital Status:

    Submit your information to the company email stated below
    Contact Person. Mr.Ruben Henrry
    Contact Us Via E-mail:
    Congratulation Once Again!! !

  5. Nice posting everyone!! Keep it up.


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