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My advice is never click any link from any suspicious e-mail, including "Report Spam" or "Unsubscribe."

 

The key word is NEVER!

 

Instead, without clicking any link, forward the e-mail to phishing-report@us-cert dot gov (instead of the spelled out dot gov, use .gov at the end, of course).


If the e-mail supposedly comes from a major company, such as UPS or Walmart or whomever, you can open a separate browser session and go to their Web site and check their security options for an address where you can send suspicious e-mails to the company from which the e-mail supposedly came. After you have the company's own abuse, spoof, or phishing e-mail address, include that address with the government phishing address I mentioned above.

 

After you forward the e-mail, or instead of sending the e-mail if you prefer not to send it, then delete the e-mail. You won't need it anymore.

 

If you click any link in the e-mail, you might become infected with any manner of virus, worm, Trojan, or other malware.

 

Good luck.

 

Enjoy!

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On google mail my options to report spam that appear in Trash have changed.  Instead of 'report spam' now the message says 'report spam and unsubscribe'.  I'm leary of having it include 'unsubscribe' because that used to be something one shouldn't do.  If I just delete it, spam doesn't reported. 

 

So is it safe to unsubscribe under this new option?  

 

Cheryl

 

 

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