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Fri, Mar 1, 2019 7:19 AM

How to report an extortion email?

I discovered in my Spam folder an email sent from my email @att.net to my same email account,  stating "I hacked your device and then got access to all your accounts...including your .....@att.net".  There is an attempt at blackmail or extortion and asks for money.  I changed my password to my att (Yahoo mail acct).  Is there anything I should do?  Is there any way to report this to authorities?  To whom?

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a year ago

You weren't hacked so ignore what ATTCares said.  That extortion email has been floating around in various email services for some time now, not just att's.  I got one too a few months ago.  What do you do about it?  Treat it like any other spam or phishing email.  In other words, nothing.  Just trash it.  

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a year ago

Hi @Patbeenhacked!


Thank you for reaching out to us! To get started, we suggest that view this great article to get tips on How to Recover a hacked email account.

To report your complaint, please forward an email to our team at abuse@att.net. You can also view this article to get help with Email Issues. Hope this helps!

Yetty, AT&T Community Specialist


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