We recently received this message from a small business owner:
I am stunned by the number of fake emails I get through my store’s email system, and some of them are quite sophisticated. I get them all the time from “UPS,” the “Better Business Bureau,” and today, “Bank of America.” Most of the time, they encourage me to open an attachment and fill out a form to prevent my account from being closed or to address a customer complaint. But sometimes the language and graphics are really quite professional. How can I protect my business against this kind of fraud?
The messages described here are known as phishing and if a phishing message appears in your email inbox, you can delete it or report it by using the newest versions of Internet Explorer, Hotmail, and Microsoft Office Outlook.
Use Microsoft tools to report a suspected scam
You can also download the Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook.
Reduce the number of phishing emails you receive
Although there is only me on my network why has my site been blocked?