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How to stop email phishers

If you get a spoof email, report it at once.  Most companies need you to forward the suspected email WITH COMPLETE HEADERS.  Here are some ways of finding the email headers.   The picture below shows you where to look on Outlook Express.  See info for Yahoo Mail and  Hotmail

This is what the headers look like.

X-Msmail-Priority: Normal
X-Priority: 3

Received: from pmta11.mta. your e mailhost .zzz (172.16.0.19 [172.16.0.19])by dm01.mta.youre mail host . net (EON-INBOUND) with ESMTP id dm01.d1n2s7d.7d1177for <you @ your em ail. com>; Tue, 14 Jun 2005 14:08:25 -0700 (PDT)\
from smtp007.bizmail.sc5.
yahoo. com (66.163.170.10 [66.163.170.10])by pmta11 .mta. you rmail host. (EON-PMTA) with SMTP id 9093978B for <you @ yourem ai lho st.com>; Tue, 14 Jun 2005 14:08:25 -0700
from unknown (HELO admin @ tasdfweavadf .com) (admin @
asdfweavadf.com@203.210.214.106 with login) by smtp007 .bizmail.sc5.yahoo. com with SMTP; 14 Jun 2005 21:08:22 -0000
Content-Type: text/html;charset="us-ascii"
Mime-Version: 1.0
Reply-To: "aw-confirm@
ebay . com" <aw-confirm@ ebay. com > 
X-Mimeole: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1106

Copy the header block and paste it into the top of the email you forward to the company that is being spoofed, as well as  spam @ uce . gov (remove the spaces).  That's the Federal Trade Commission's spam-busting department.  Add this to your address book to make it easy to report email phishing.

Carbon copy (cc:) to the websites you see listed in the headers, generally using this address:  abuse @*website name*. com.  You should also alert your internet service provider.

You can file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center by clicking here

To make sure you're not the victim of identity theft, you can check your credit report at all three agencies at no cost once a year at Annual Credit Report.com 


For more information about Email Spoofing, visit the Federal Trade Commission: Your National Resource for Identity Theft.

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