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Do I report strange spam in my email to the better business bureau?

emily51501 asked:

So I keep getting these weird emails that the return address always ends in .terra.es with different names in the begining so my spam filter will not catch it.
It is always some letter from someone in a different country asking my to do something like accept money for them here in the states and send it to them.
It gets very personal in the letters, they tell me who they are and how many kids they have.
There is nothing at the bottom of the page to unsubscribe.
Should I report these emails to someone? Who?
Emily
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9 Responses to “Do I report strange spam in my email to the better business bureau?”

  1. spiritwalker on April 25th, 2009 3:29 pm

    on those types forward them to the

    Those are the ones the fbi are after.

  2. Rich Z on April 28th, 2009 10:23 am

    No. Forward it to “abuse” at your ISP. for example if you use AOL, the forward it to “abuse@AOL.com”

    Never click on unsubscribe. That is actually used by the spammers to find out that they have hit a live one, a name that could be sold to other spammers for a higher price since someone actually uses that address.

  3. dea_7 on April 29th, 2009 10:21 am

    I would just delete them. don’t even think of clicking on the unsubscribe link…might be a virus or something.

  4. Larry on April 30th, 2009 3:16 pm

    Just scammers. Delete it.
    NEVER click on the Unsubscribe tab. That is just for the scammer to know that the address is a good one. Don’t click on ANYTHING in a spam/scam Email.

  5. Don K on May 3rd, 2009 8:54 am

    I get them too but I always mark them as spam and ingore them. Do not reply because then they have you. Kind of like going to any of the sites that you get emils to. It puts a hit on the sites list and they think the spammer is doing a good job so they hire them again to send out spam.

    It is best to just let everyone you know not to open the email or check out any of the sites and never reply to any of them. Watch out for the ones that says your bank needs you to log on and they provide you with a link. Normally they are just collecting user names and pass words or card numbers and pin numbers. It works on so many people every year.

  6. princess_lew86 on May 4th, 2009 8:22 am

    why? We get them all the time… Have you recently sold anything on the web??? People who sell on the web are mostly likely to get these types of emails. They are all scams. They want you to take a cashiers check to your bank in an outrages amounts and cash it for them… then they want you to send it to them… and after a couple of days the check is unclearable and you are left to pay. You should probably report it to either yahoo…better business bureau or your local bank???

  7. notyou311 on May 4th, 2009 1:46 pm

    Forward it to

  8. rgtheisen2003 on May 7th, 2009 1:25 pm

    I doubt very much that the ‘personal informtion’ has any basis in reality. They are trying to con you, I’m sure. I get similar types of email (in which they change just a few letters and keep sending them) but these emails are about pharmecuticals. If this isn’t against the law, it should be. The internet is still relatively new, and they have not found ways to stop all kinds of abuse. They have not made all the necassary laws to even prohibit all types of abuse. I encourage you to report it somewhere. If you report it to the wrong place, they may lead you in the right direction. Police are public servants and are generally helpful when they can be.

  9. Mr. PhD on May 8th, 2009 8:09 am

    Ignore them. Sending them to any law enforcement agency is fruitless (it goes into the black hole - law enforcement is good for traffic violations and protecting donut shops, but they are useless for any real tech crimes)