Exactly Why Is Replying to Phishing Attacks A Really Bad Idea?
PhishLabs warns that replying to a phishing email, even if you know it’s a scam, can lead to further attacks. Most phishing campaigns are automated and replying to them puts you on a scammer’s radar. PhishLabs stresses that these people are criminals, and that they can be vindictive or even dangerous. There are several operational security-related reasons why replying to these emails is a bad idea.