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Will this help fight back with scams and phishing?

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at 5:08 PM

I don't know if or how much it will help, but every time I get a scam or phishing e-mail, I send it to the customer service department of the ISP from which it originated.

Will they act on it? I don't know, but it makes me feel like I am doing something.

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So far they have been coming through earthlink. I don't worry about those who are just trying to sell something, I just block those. I turn in those who are obviously trying to scam you by saying they're someone else. Bank confirmations, I.R.S., etc.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 7:01 AM

It takes me so much time just to find the pertinent emails in my inbox, I couldn't imagine actually bothering to email all of those ISP's. A lot of them originate in foreign countries anyway where scamming Americans is a main industry. Keep up the good fight though. I'm rootin' for ya.

-- Posted by cortnerkin on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 9:47 PM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.