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Plastic Nev
02-12-2011, 10:01 PM
If you receive, and recognise phishing and scam attempts for what they are, firstly congratulations for being wise enough to know they are a scam.
Do not click on any link provided, no matter how tempting that may be, some automatically dump malware as soon as they are opened.

However, before deleting them, forward them on to "Action Fraud". This is a website set up by the police/government anti fraud unit. There they give an address to forward these phishing and scam mails to so they can be analysed, hopefully to be able to get a hook into the criminals responsible.
Have a look here at the Action Fraud site=

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

Read down and you will find the address to forward those mails to.

Nev.