We just bumped into some spam on security SE. We mod nuked it, but I wanted to report the email address there. I found this, but it seems the person needs to have mailed you spam:

I would like to report a Gmail user who has sent messages that violate the Gmail Program Policies and/or Terms of Use.

In this case, no one received email from nor mailed the spammer.

Is there any link to report such an account?

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  • What kind of spam are you talking about? – Rubén Nov 13 '15 at 15:49
  • @Rubén It's advertising some hacking of ATMs – Universal Electricity Nov 13 '15 at 15:51
  • Where is that advertising being posted? – Rubén Nov 13 '15 at 15:52
  • @Rubén Security Stack Exchange (Answer already mod nuked, 10k only) – Universal Electricity Nov 13 '15 at 15:53
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    Maybe you can send them an email from a disposable account to have it as evidence. – mgarciaisaia Nov 13 '15 at 17:03

This may not be specifically for email abuse, but if they have a Google+ profile associated with that email address you can report them.

On any user's Google+ profile page, just under their photograph on the left hand side, there is a drop-down for "More actions". one of those is "Report this user".

I've never reported anyone, so I don't know what sort of response you would get.


You can't.

Email addresses are easily, and regularly, spoofed. Heck, I've received spam that seemed to come from myself.

Google uses heuristics on the content and the headers to determine if something is spam. Even though you have some content, it's likely not enough to get a good score.

So, good on you for wanting to help get rid of this junk, but unless you got it in Gmail you can't report it to Google.

I hope you did use the spam flag on that post so Stack Exchange can get smarter about stopping spam.


Short answer

Carefully consider to file a report with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov), a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.

Long answer

The following quote, from https://support.google.com/mail/answer/190735?hl=en, is regarding impersonation, but this also could apply to other suspicious activities that could lead to commit cybercrimes


If you believe someone has created a Gmail address in an attempt to impersonate your identity, you may wish to file a report with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov), a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.

In addition, we recommend contacting your state's Office of Consumer Protection.

Gmail is unable to participate in mediations involving third parties regarding impersonation. To read the Gmail Terms of Use, please visit: https://www.gmail.com/intl/en/mail/help/terms.html.

From www.ic3.gov

Filing a Complaint with the IC3

The IC3 accepts online Internet crime complaints from either the actual victim or from a third party to the complainant. We can best process your complaint if we receive accurate and complete information from you. Therefore, we request that you provide the following information when filing a complaint:

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your telephone number

The name, address, telephone number, and Web address, if available, of the individual or organization you believe defrauded you. Specific details on how, why, and when you believe you were defrauded. Any other relevant information you believe is necessary to support your complaint.

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