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How to Report Phishing

A phishing attack happens when someone tries to trick you into sharing personal information online.

Information phishing sites may ask for:

  • Usernames and passwords
  • Social Security numbers
  • Bank account numbers
  • PINs (Personal Identification Numbers)
  • Credit card numbers
  • Your mother’s maiden name
  • Your birthday 

Reporting a Phishing Email in Gmail

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Open the message you'd like to report.
  3. At the top-right corner of the message, click the down arrow next to the "Reply" button.
  4. Select Report Phishing.