Beware of “Account Suspension Notification (Final Warning)” Phishing Scam
Aug 16, 2016
The email message below with the subject: "Account Suspension Notification (Final Warning)," which claims a termination request was sent from the recipients' mailbox account, is a phishing scam created by cybercriminals to steal the recipients' email account usernames and passwords. So, recipients of the fake email message should not follow the instructions in it, because they run the risk of having their accounts hijacked and used fraudulently by the cyber-criminals.
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The "Account Suspension Notification (Final Warning)" Phishing Email
From: Mail server admin. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 15 August 2016 14:52
Subject: Account Suspension Notification (Final Warning)
Your Mailbox*()* Will Be Suspended!
A termination request was received from your mailbox account, your mailbox will be terminated after 48 hours.
If you did not make this request, click CANCEL REQUEST and reconfirm your ID.
This is an autogenerated message and replies to this mail is not monitored
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The link in the email message goes to the following phishing website, which will steal the recipients' email account usernames and passwords, if they attempt to sign into the same website.
Recipients of the fake email message who were tricked into clicking on the link in it and entering their usernames and passwords on the phishing website that they were taken to, should change their email account passwords immediately
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