How to report fraudulent e-mail messages that use the Microsoft name and logo

If you’ve been keeping up with Security Tips & Talk, you know that phishing scams are fraudulent e-mail messages or Web sites that try to fool you into filling out forms. Phishers use the information you enter to steal your identity. 


If you think you have received a phishing e-mail message that appears to come from Microsoft, please do the following:


1.       Forward the e-mail to Microsoft, using the e-mail address 

2.       Forward the e-mail to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, using the e-mail address 


If you use the Microsoft products below, you can also do the following:


To report a phishing Web site using Internet Explorer 7, on the Tools menu, point to Phishing Filter, and then click Report This Website.


To report a phishing Web site from the Windows Live Toolbar, click the OneCare Advisor button on the toolbar. In the dialog box that appears, click Report this website as phish.


To report a phishing e-mail message using Hotmail or Windows Live Mail, click Junk.


 Do not respond to the e-mail message or click any links in the message. For more tips, see How to handle suspicious e-mail.


To help avoid phishing scams, use Microsoft Phishing Filter, and read Recognize phishing scams and fraudulent e-mails.





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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    Hi There,
    I wish to report dreadful email messages that I have been getting in my junk mail, and also Facebook. The emails I have been receiving for an example a lady by the name of Cheryl appeared on my Facebook she was masturbating herself and not wearing a bra. I would appreciate that you could take this query of mine seriously and look into this matter, also in my junk mail I have been receiving emails about penis enlargments.
    I am sorry to tell you about this matter but I find this sort of behaviour embarrasing.
    Theodora Poole.

  2. Anonymous

    I received scam emails from Lloyds TSB in my junk box and when I opened one they infected my computer with 38 infections!

  3. Anonymous

    I am a victim of this hanus phishing scam crime. This morning, I received an email from many of my friends because someone hacked into my email account.

    2 days ago, I filled out a form that SAID was from Microsoft. The Subject was "will suspend your account if you don't fill out this info" or something like that. I should've known but stupid me filled it out. Now, all my friends received this email, my password has been changed by the hacker and I cannot get into my account. I don't know what to do now. Please help!!

  4. Anonymous

    Here is an email that someone who hacked my account has been sending. Please help, Thanks, Laurie

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  5. Anonymous

    I just got a virus containing email on 4/1 to an email address I only use for Microsoft….. Were Microsoft email adresses hacked from Epsilon? If so, will we be notified??????

  6. Anonymous

    My son called this morning receiving e-mail from my account requesting 1500 to be sent to me in London.  I have not been on my computer lately so was very dismayed.  I am not sure what my next step is?  Do I need to shut down my account, and how do I do that?  I have not been able to locate a phone number to report this.  I am about to open a website, should I hold off on that?  Please let me know.

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