6 places to report phishing emails and websites

Report phishing emails and websites when you encounter them! It only takes a minute and helps protect everyone on the web. Here are six places to report phishing emails and websites.

It’s easy to just ignore a phishing email or website. You’re, of course, smart enough to realize you’re looking at a fake version of your online bank. However, would you realize that if you were feeling a bit under the weather or when you’re quickly checking emails on your phone after a night on the town? Please do take the time to report phishing immediately when you encounter it!

It takes you half a minute to report it and help protect everyone on the web from those who don’t have the technical literacy to realize there even could be anything like a fake version of Facebook or their bank login page to the most sophisticated tech elite in a moment of weakness.

Please do take the time to submit a report with all the services to help protect the most number of people and help ensure healthy competition in the field of providing anti-phishing services. Reporting only takes a few seconds and help automatically block access to fraudulent websites in web browsers that integrate with these services.

Where to report phishing websites

Note that you should only report websites that pretend to be another website for the purpose of stealing login credentials, credit card information, or other personal information. Google and Microsoft also welcome reports of websites that distribute malware.

  1. Google Safe Browsing
  2. Microsoft SmartScreen
  3. Netcraft Anti-Phishing

The lists are ordered by how many potential people benefit from the service taking action against a reported phishing website. Google’s blocklisting services is integrated into almost every popular web browser.

No registration is required to submit phishing links to any of these services. However, submissions to Microsoft will go faster if you login with your Microsoft Account.

Where to report phishing emails

You must register an account to submit phishing emails to these services. Note that you should only report emails that pretend to be from a trusted organization for the purpose of stealing login credentials, credit card information, or other personal information.

  1. Cisco PhishTank
  2. Cisco SpamCop
  3. Anti-Phishing Working Group

The lists are ordered by how many potential people benefit from the service taking action against a reported phishing email. So, it’s also ordered by how much value the greater internet community gets from your time.

SpamCop also welcome reports of other types of unsolicited bulk spam emails. In some instances, reports to SpamCop are sent to the perpetrator’s internet service or hosting provider that may choose to pull it offline.

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