According to McAfee and Kaspersky 3rd Quarter report, A Massive growth in Spam has been recorded in all over the world. I won’t deny these reports because despite having a great spam filter provided by Gmail, Yahoo! mail etc. the number of messages in my spam folder has been increased in past three months. These Spam messages may include Fraudulent contents such as Phishing, Fake lottery scams, Job Offers and porn activities. Being an active and sincere internet user it’s our responsibility to report these kinds of fraudulent activities to certain authorities so that it can be blocked. In this post, I’ve mentioned that how we should report a web forgery.
You might have seen some kind of alerts in Google indicating that “This site may harm your computer” or when you try to visit an unknown site, suddenly an alert comes in your browser indicates “Reported web Forgery.” The actual motive of these alerts are to safe you from a suspicious or fraud activity.
The Question is; what you should do when you experience such kind of fraud or suspicious activity?
In just few clicks you can report a fraud or suspicious activities to popular internet browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer so that the site can be blocked in these browsers to prevent others from becoming a victim of web forgery.
To Report a web forgery in Firefox:
Go to Help > Report web forgery…
In chrome, Click Settings icon > Tools > Report an issue…
Internet Explorer uses smartscreen Filter to save you from suspicious and fraudulent websites. To Report a site to Internet Explorer:
Go to Tools > smartscreen Filter > Report unsafe website
Report Phishing sites to Symantec
To report a suspicious activity to Symantec visit:
Google Black listed words
you can also check the certain words that is prohibited by Google. To view these keywords
What if you’re unsure whether the site is a fraud or suspicious?
No worries, still you can report to above mentioned authorities. Once you submit a web forgery, the site will be reviewed by Information security division and if the site doesn’t contain anything then it’ll be ignored.