When you receive a risky email, there is a secret button in your Gmail account that can be useful.
It’s easy to find and helps thwart upcoming email scam attempts.
The “Report phishing” button is the one in question.
Within your Gmail account, it is somewhat obscured.
Click on an email that concerns you to find it.
then look for the three vertical dots in the email’s upper right corner.
This menu includes a “Report phishing” button among other choices.
An explanation of phishing will appear in the message.
In order to trick the recipient into disclosing sensitive personal information like a password or bank account number, sending money, or downloading malicious software, it is stated that phishing is a type of fraud.
The sender frequently poses as a representative of an authorized organization, according to the report.
You will also be prompted to choose whether you want to report the email to Google’s Abuse Team.
Clicking the blue “Report Phishing Message” button that is currently displayed on your screen will accomplish this.
Assisting Google in “thwarting attacks,” according to Google, is using this button.
“Reporting this message as an attack” is stated in the explanation, and the entire message will be sent to our team for review.
This means that Google can help protect you from the criminal who sent the message and others like him.