where do I send spam , to help catch the bad guys?

what is the correct e-mail address to where I should be sending mail from people that say that I have just won a million dollars.They are probably bad guys, but I don't know. But I would like for them to get caught before they can hurt someone....thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here are some places you can report scam messages:

    In the event scam messages that came from Y! Mail accounts, go report them here: http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/ab...

    Choose Fraud as the reason for the violation you're reporting on.

    or,

    Forward them to Customer Care at the following address:

    phishing@cc.yahoo-inc.com

    Internet Fraud Complaint Center: ifcc.tp@fbi.gov

    FraudAid Scam Reporting Email: scamreports@fraudaid.com

    Castle Cops: depositscam@coldrain.net

    Federal Trade Commission: spam@uce.gov

    Other email providers:

    Gmail: gmail-abuse@google.com

    Hotmail: report_spam@hotmail.com

    MSN: report_spam@msn.com

    You can also report them here: http://consumerfraudreporting.org/feedback.htm

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh, they're bad guys. I have developed a new ploy, because apparently I'm on the list that they all get and I receive about ten a day. Now I am replying with "YES! Send me the money!" in the subject line and then when they open the email I say something like "Ha ha, you thought I was sucked in, you lying bastard. Please take me off your list. I get at least twenty of these a day and the world is about saturated with your tricks now."

    I know I am wasting my time but if it deters one or two of these thieves I will be pleased, and it makes me feel good to let them know we are not all stupid. If everyone did something like this we would saturate their inbox with spoof mail ... which is what they do to us anyway. The thief would have to open the mails, just in case he had a genuine catch, and it would be a disheartening waste of his time. Hopefully.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Forward such a mail to:

    phishing@cc.yahoo-inc.com

    http://www.spamcop.net/

    Federal Trade Commission: spam@uce.gov

    Treasury Department 419.fcd@usss.treas.gov

    Internet Fraud Complaint Center: http://www.ic3.gov/

    http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/reporting.ph... - this site contains links for various countries

    Here's how to do the forwarding bit: click the crtl key and at the same time click the "forward" button to forward a message as an attachment, mac users should click the "apple" key and click "forward" simultaneously.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just delete them and move on with your life. Set up a strong spam filter and you'll never see them anyway.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Oh geez, wake up! This has been going on for years! Governments have warned people, politicians have warned people, the US FCC has warned people. As long as there are people, there will be people who prey on them. And as long as there are people who receive this stuff, there will be those that believe it and get skinned. You can't protect people from their own stupidity, unfortunately.

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