I just got one of those notorious e-mails, purportedly from the bank, telling me to use a link to go to a web site where I am supposed to "confirm"
my bank information for security purposes.
I thought I would like to give a copy of it to some law enforcement authorities, but I don't know who handles such things.
Does anyone know? (I presume it would be different for Americans than for UK or OZ.)
Indeed, what Dot said...
If it was likely it was aimed personally at you, and no one else, it'd be worth persuing, but lets be honest, it went to thousands of people, if not more...
You could check somewhere like http://www.phishtank.com but I'd guess it's been listed there already...
Save your time and energy for more important tasks...!
I've got tons of those, I just delete them.
There used to be a system for reporting these things - run on a voluntary basis by some of the ISPs but there were so many of these things they
couldn't cope and they seem to have withdrawn the service.
You can sometimes find out what ISP they came from by using something like RIPE (although I think that's gone now too) then you could report the user to them.
But the police dont want to know. Apparently most of them come from Russia. With love.
And many of them come from perfectly respectable addresses (I even received one purportedly from myself ) that have either been hijacked or are being used as a
smokescreen to get round spam filters.
Wasn't that one of the reasons T got blocked by many other ISPs a few months back?
If you set filters, in something like MailWasher, you can even hide them from view.
That way, you never even see 'em. They just get automagically blatted.
In the first instance, if it is purportedly from a bank of whom you have knowledge, inform them, they are always interested in people purporting to be from their institution.
I've just found this in my book marks and it still works
That could well be worth a go.