Buttons To Report Fraud



Buttons To Report Fraud


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Just about every email system has a button to report Spam... but you never see buttons to report fraud, which is much worse.


I realize everyone hates Spam, but online fraud is a much bigger problem. Spam is basically a nuisance, but the damages from online fraud can be catastrophic. Every day, scammers send millions of fraudulent emails in the hopes of tricking people into giving them money or personal information, so why don't they make it easier for people to report fraud?

Reporting Spam couldn't be easier, because there's generally a simple button right above the message, but the option to report fraud requires people to look around for a link in a menu. Most people don't even know it's there.

If more people reported fraudulent emails, email providers could not only block similar fraudulent mails, but turn the offending mails over to law enforcement, so they can prosecute the criminals who sent them.

In addition to reporting fraudulent email, there should be a button to report fraudulent web sites built right into popular browsers.


Whenever somebody reports a fraudulent website, the browser software could collect the site's contents and submit them to law enforcement as evidence, and block any scripts from spreading any viruses. If enough people report the same site, they can take action to take down and block fruadulent sites from showing up in search results.

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