Basil Posted January 9, 2009 Share Posted January 9, 2009 Hi Everyone, I couldn't find a reference to this, but my apologies if I missed a similar discussion. SpamCop does an excellent job, but it doesn't supply the "Reply to" domain address. This puzzles me, as from the scammer's point of view, that account is vital for the majority of their cons, even if phone numbers are provided. Phone calls have several disadvantages. A thick Nigerian accent isn't typical of a London Barrister or Merchant Banker! Intonation and hesitation arouse suspicion, which may lead to the scammer being asked what the nearest station is to his chambers or bank. Phone calls also cost money of course. The first thing I do, is hit "Reply" and then cut the reply address, before cancelling the reply. This provides the *actual* reply addie, whether or not the displayed one was forged. In the bottom box, I enter: "Please delete this scammer's "Reply to" account: [paste in stored address]" I then go to: http://abuse.net/lookup.phtml ...and paste it in there too. The site only accepts the domain name, so delete "scammer[at]". This will usually provide at least one abuse or report_spam address to forward my comment to. All that's left is to copy and paste it into SpamCop's "Re: User Notification" box and send the report. The abuse.net site has an option to add info when they have none. If anyone knows a complaint addie for "yahoo.gr", I'd be obliged if they'd provide it to them. I've no idea if I'm simply wasting my time doing this or whether some of these accounts actually do get closed down. Feedback would be very welcome. Either I'll stop wasting my time or know that I'm not wasting it after all. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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