When I first joined this site, I used an e-mail address specifically created for here, from my domain. I don’t recall using it elsewhere. I’ve gotten some minor spam, but a couple of days ago I started to receive “phishing” fraudulent e-mails at this particular address. Three pretended to be from eBay, and today I got one pretending to be from LaSalle Bank. It said that after clicking on the link, I should enter my Social Security number as username and first six digits of SS# as password.
Here is what I have done about it; if anyone can think of more useful ways to destroy these criminals, I’ll be glad to know about it.
I report all spam and fraudulent e-mails to SpamCop. Additionally, I forward fraudulent e-mails to the FTC at spam|@|uce.gov I went to eBay and reported each fake eBay e-mail, and I went to LaSalle Bank and did the same. The place on these sites to look is generally called “Security”.
Anyone else had this happen lately? If so, I suggest taking action on each one. I think it’s worth the time.