To avoid becoming a victim of spam, online fraud and phishing one must strictly follow the given tips:
•Don’t reply to emails, pop-up advertisements asking for your personal information like credit card number, name, email address, password or some sort of financial information.
•Do not click on any of these messages either. Do not click on the links available in these kinds of mails or messages. Don't reply to email or pop-up messages that ask for personal or financial information, and don't click on links in the message. Don't cut and paste a link from the message into your Web browser — phishers can make links look like they go one place, but that actually send you to a different site.
•Some scammers send an email that appears to be from a legitimate business and ask you to call a phone number to update your account or access a "refund." Because they use Voice over Internet Protocol technology, the area code you call does not reflect where the scammers really are. If you want to update your information type the website link yourself or call the service number on the back of your credit card rather than dialing the number given in that mail.
•Use an anti-virus and anti-spyware softwares, run a scan daily and update them on a daily basis as well.
•Don't email personal or financial information.
•Be vigilant about opening any attachment or downloading any files from emails you received, regardless of who sent them.
Online fraud and phishing scams are becoming more realistic and smart, so do not assume a reliable looking e-mail and web site is adequate. Always be on guard and avoid giving out personal information to these kinds of messages or mails. As in the case of phishing emails the more people would fall for the trick the more the number of these spoofed emails will increase.
I would suggest filing a complaint but that won’t be helpful as spammers and online phishers are becoming smart enough to hide their tracks while using fake addresses and information. So it is almost impossible for us to find them. You might end up blaming someone else for the spamming. One thing that you can try to avoid any spoofed emails and phishing scams you can always download a Netcraft Toolbar. It is an Internet Explorer toolbar, which protects users against phishing sites. Whether a phishing site is reported via the toolbar or through some other channel, Netcraft blocks access for everyone using the Netcraft toolbar.