Phishing Scams

When internet scammers impersonate a business to try to trick you into giving out your personal information, it is called phishing. Don't reply to email, texts, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. Don’t click on links within them either – even if the message seems to be from an organization you trust – it isn’t. Legitimate businesses don’t ask you to send sensitive information through insecure channels.


Report a Phishing Scam

You should report the scam to the company, bank, or organization impersonated in the email. Include the full email header, but most email programs hide this information.

To find out how to include it, click on the link below:

View hidden email headers


You also can report phishing emails to the Anti-Phishing Working Group which includes ISPs, security vendors, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies.

This group uses these complaint reports to fight phishing attempts.
File a complaint with the Anti-Phishing Working Group: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


You also can file a report with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):