How to report a phishing and fraudulent website

Many of us have been victim to internet fraud or phishing scams, learn how to report a phishing and fraudulent website and be safe. 

If you are a copyright holder and believe your rights are being infringed, we recommend you file a DMCA complaint with the hosting provider of the associated web site. https://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/dmca/

If you want to report a phishing case, please follow these steps:

To create a case:

1: First visit new(.)namesilo(.)com/phishing_report(.)php

2: Fill in a the domain URL

3: Complete required information and click Continue.

To report SPAM/SCAM please contact the hosting provider:

This can be done by the hosting company of the website, which you can look up on this website: https://www.whoishostingthis.com/

Once you know the hosting provider, please look up their company information and contact them with the case.

To report SPAM/SCAM please contact the hosting provider:

This can be done by the hosting company of the website, which you can look up on this website: https://www.whoishostingthis.com/

Once you know the hosting provider, please look up their company information and contact them with the case.

You can also use the following pages to report the website:

Malware: https://safebrowsing.google.com/safebrowsing/report_badware/

Scam and Fraud: https://secure.nclforms.org/nficweb/OnlineComplaintForm.aspx

Whois inaccuracy you may report here: https://forms.icann.org/en/resources/compliance/complaints/whois/inaccuracy-form

You may also discuss the case with your local law enforcement officer to seek help.

To limit the number of spam landing in your mailbox please follow these instructions:

Check your email account to see if it provides a tool to filter out potential spam or to channel spam into a bulk email folder. You might want to consider these options when you are choosing which Internet Service Provider (ISP) or email service to use.

Limit your exposure. You might decide to use two email addresses one for personal messages and one for shopping, newsletters, chat rooms, coupons and other services.

You also might consider using a disposable email address service that forwards messages to your permanent account.

If one of the disposable addresses begins to receive spam, you can shut it off without affecting your permanent address.

Also, try not to display your email address in public. That includes on blog posts, in chat rooms, on social networking sites, or in online membership directories. Spammers use the web to harvest email addresses.

Check privacy policies and uncheck boxes. Check the privacy policy before you submit your email address to a website. See if it allows the company to sell your email to others. You might decide not to submit your email address to websites that will not protect it.

When submitting your email address to a website, look for pre-checked boxes that sign you up for email updates from the company and its partners. Some websites allow you to opt out of receiving these mass emails.

Choose a unique email address. Your choice of email addresses may affect the amount of spam you receive. Spammers send out millions of messages to probable name combinations at large ISPs and email services, hoping to find a valid address.

Thus, a common name such as McDonald may get more spam than a more unique name like j73d0e34. Of course, there is a downside it is harder to remember an unusual email address.

Hackers and spammers troll the internet looking for computers that are not protected by up to date security software. When they find unprotected computers, they try to install hidden software called malware that allows them to control the computers remotely.

Many thousands of these computers linked together make up a botnet, a network used by spammers to send millions of emails at once. Millions of home computers are part of botnets. In fact, most spam is sent this way.

Do not let spammers use your computer. You can help reduce the chances that your computer will become part of a botnet. Use good computer security practices and disconnect from the internet when you are away from your computer.

Hackers can not get to your computer when it is not connected to the internet. Be cautious about opening any attachments or downloading files from emails you receive.

Do not open an email attachment even if it looks like it is from a friend or coworker, unless you are expecting it or you know what it is. If you send an email with an attached file, include a message explaining what it is.

Download free software only from sites you know and trust. It can be appealing to download free software like games, file sharing programs, and customized toolbars. But remember that free software programs may contain malware.

Report Spam to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov and at https://www.spamcop.net/anonsignup.shtml

Read more about reporting spam on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_reporting

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