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How can I report a phishing email? I got one,that when openend, was immediatley blocked.

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How can I report a phishing email? I got one,that when openend, was immediatley blocked.

How can I report a phishing email? I got one,that when opened, was immediately blocked by Firefox. The email had the yahoo logo in the email saying:

Your E-mail account has exceeded its limit and needs to be verified, if not verified within 24 hours, we shall suspend your account.

Click Here Now

Thanks. Yahoo! Account Services

But the 'from' said : Yahoo! <nun3808@att.net>. When I clicked on it It was blocked by "http://www.navakcarpet.com/lolz/mail.html" saying that this had been reported as forgery. Do I need to report or forward this email?

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SUMO Contributor

Re: How can I report a phishing email? I got one,that when openend, was immediatley blocked.

Hi tsb1973, first, do not attempt to go to that site.

Second, if you use Yahoo mail, you may want to report the message to Yahoo. I don't know whether there is a convenient way to do that within the message. If not, this help page lists numerous "abuse" related articles. One of them might have the appropriate reporting procedure: Top Abuse and spam articles for Yahoo! Account.

SUMO Contributor

Re: How can I report a phishing email? I got one,that when openend, was immediatley blocked.

You should report this to your provider. Also the host that sent the message, in your case; ATT. If you have the information, you should also contact Yahoo.

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Re: How can I report a phishing email? I got one,that when openend, was immediatley blocked.

The 'from' address is "Yahoo! <nun3808@att.net>" The Yahoo! logo is in the email(same color and font)and then is blocked by: http://www.navakcarpet.com/lolz/mail.html.

The options options given are 'Get Me Out of Here' or 'Why was this page Blocked?' When I selected the 'Why', the Firefox 'phishing and malware' page came up. So, I get an email from 'Yahoo' but the email address says att.net then is blocked by 'novakcarpet' and then a Firefox phishing window pops up.

Who do i report this to, all of them? att, Firefox, yahoo

SUMO Contributor

Re: How can I report a phishing email? I got one,that when openend, was immediatley blocked.

The "from" address on an email is easily forged. If you have an account with Yahoo, it would make sense to forward this to Yahoo so they have that information to help with their anti-phishing activities. If you do not have a relationship with Yahoo, I suggest simply deleting it. You have not been defrauded, and the destination domain is listed as being registered to Amirhossein pouladi in Dubai, and hosted on address space supposedly assigned to Pouyasazan IT Solutions & Services in Dubai. Who knows whether that information is real...

SUMO Contributor

Re: How can I report a phishing email? I got one,that when openend, was immediatley blocked.

By the way, I don't know whether it's accurate to say that Yahoo's site was "blocked" by the Dubai site. If you hover your mouse over the link in the message, you probably will see that the link doesn't go to a real Yahoo site at all.