Report Email Fraud
Knowing how to report email fraud by reporting the fraudulent email to the correct agency. With the height of internet activity, there are many consumers using the internet making email fraud rampant. Before reporting email fraud, look closely at the email and figure out what the email represents so the fraudulent email can be reported correctly.
For reporting email fraud you will need to:
- If the email you received contains fraudulent spam, you will need to report the email to the Federal Trade Commission. Fraudulent spam email would include email sent by people to sell their product or service.
- If the email you received is from a person or company impersonating another company, such as a bank, you will want to contact the actual business to report the email. Most websites of the actual company has information about reporting these types of emails. This type of email fraud is called “phishing email.” When these email are reported to the companies, they have the resources to investigate any emails consumers have received.
- If the email you received contains general email fraud, you will need to contact the Internet Crime Center (IC3). When filling this type of complaint, you will need to provide your name, telephone number, mailing address and information of the person who has defrauded you. You will also need to give details of the fraud that took place.
- If you are unsure where to report the fraudulent email, you can contact your internet provider and ask for assistance. It also helps to mark the email as spam in your inbox. This will help provide the internet provider in blocking fraudulent emails and reporting them to the appropriate divisions.