Beware of “Confirm Your Email De-activation Request For” Email Phishing Scam
Jun 27, 2016
The email message below, which claims that a request to deactivate the recipient’ email accounts will be processed shortly, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created and sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients’ email account usernames and passwords. Once cyber-criminals have gotten their victims’ email account credentials, they will hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients of the fake email message should delete it and never attempt to click on the links or follow the instructions in it.
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Recipients of the fake email message, who have already followed the instructions in it, should change their email account's password immediately.
The Phishing Email De-Activation Request Email
Subject: Confirm Your Email De-activation request For
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:24:31 +0200
Dear <email address removed>
Our record indicates that you recently made a request to deactivate email and this request will be processed shortly.
If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now
However, if you do not cancel this request, the your account will be de-activated shortly and all your email data will be lost permanently.
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