New Suspicious E-mail Reporting Service

The National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ – the Government's cyber and security agency) has launched a new “suspicious email reporting service.”

All you have to do is forward the suspicious email to: report@phishing.gov.uk (You should then block the sender/mark as spam.)

For more information about the service, click on the following link:

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails

Once you've reported a suspicious email, the NCSC will analyse it and any websites it links to.

If it believes it's malicious, the NCSC may:

  • Seek to block the address the email came from, so it can no longer send emails.
  • Work with hosting companies to remove links to malicious websites.
  • Raise awareness of commonly reported suspicious emails and methods used.

Whilst the NCSC is unable to inform people of the outcome of its review, they do act upon every message received. Their last report can be found within the following link: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/cyber-experts-shine-light-on-online-scams  and they have reported the following:

“In just over two weeks since the NCSC and police launched the service, the public has passed on more than 160,000 suspect emails, with more than 300 bogus sites taken down.”
 

Please note:

You should not report crimes by contacting the NCSC in this way. If you think you may have been the victim of fraud or cyber-crime, you should report this to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Action Fraud is the UK’s National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.


First published on: 19th May 2020