If you think you’ve received a scam or phishing email, please report it to the NCSC

The National Cyber Security Centre recently announced their Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) and have requested people report any suspicious emails to them.

Here’s what they say about it:

Have you spotted a suspicious email?

If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS):

[email protected]

The message might be from a company you don’t normally receive communications from, or someone you do not know. You may just have a hunch. If you are suspicious, you should report it.

Your report of a phishing email will help us to act quickly, protecting many more people from being affected.

In a small number of cases, an email may not reach our service due to it already being widely recognised by spam detection services. The vast majority of reports do reach our system so please keep reporting any suspicious emails you receive.

The great news is that the NCSC is already reporting considerable success in shutting down scam sites as a result of emails they have been sent:

More than 80 malicious web campaigns taken down in a day after 5,000 suspicious emails were flagged to new cyber service for investigation within a day of its launch

We think this is a very welcome initiative from the NCSC and recommend you forward anything you suspect might be a scam or phishing email to them.