This article will explain how to report a phishing email. Phishing emails are designed to trick people into giving out their usernames and passwords or other sensitive information. How to Report Phishing allows you to report suspicious emails to Microsoft

  1. Choose the phishing email that you wish to report.
  2. Select Junk in the Outlook toolbar, and then choose Phishing from the drop-down menu.
  3. To send Microsoft a phishing notice, select Report. The email will be sent to your Junk Mail folder.

Outlook Phishing: Why should you report it?

Phishing scams are emails that appear legitimate, but actually attempt to obtain personal information like your account number, username and PIN code. Hackers may gain access your bank account, credit card, and other information stored on websites if you provide this information. If you are notified of one of these threats, do not click on any links in the email. You should instead report the threat to Microsoft so they can protect you and other users.

How to protect yourself from Phishing Scams

Reputable banks, websites, businesses, and other entities will not ask for personal information online. If you have received such a request and are unsure if it is genuine, you can contact the sender via phone to verify that the email was sent by the company.

Phishing attempts can be amateurish and full of misspellings and broken grammar. To trick you into giving your information, they may contain identical copies of websites that are familiar to you such as the bank’s.

Safety steps that are common sense include:

  • Do not reply to emails asking for personal information.
  • Do not open or download attachments to suspicious email messages.
  • Do not click on any links in an email.
  • You can search the internet for the subject line of an email. Other people might have reported it if it’s a hoax.

Emails with subject lines or content that includes:

  • Request to verify your account immediately. If not, the sender will close it.
  • A large amount of money offered in exchange for information about your account
  • An announcement that you are the big winner of a lottery that you don’t recall entering
  • Request for financial assistance from a friend while on vacation
  • If you don’t respond, there is a threat of bad luck
  • Notification that your credit card was hacked
  • To receive $500, send an email request.


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