How to report an email scam?
If you’ve spotted a scam email or phishing email, you can report it to the internet service provider (ISP) that was used to send you the email. There will usually be a ‘report’ button or link in your inbox.
Gmail has a 'Report spam' button and Hotmail has a 'Report phishing' button. If the scam email came from a Yahoo! account, send it to email@example.com.
The ISP can then close the account that sent the email.
Report it to the company
If you've received a fake email that pretends to have been sent by a genuine company, it’s worth alerting the company the scammers have tried to mimic.
This could be a bank, government department, utility provider, a shop or a subscription service.
The company can then warn its customers about the scam and take steps to prevent scammers from targeting them in the future.