Beware of "Your E-mail Account is Running on a Low Storage Space" Phishing Scam
Aug 7, 2016
The email message below with the subject: "Account Re-validate," which claims the recipients should verify their mailboxes because their email accounts will be locked out due to low storage space, 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 "Your E-mail Account is Running on a Low Storage Space" Phishing Email
Subject: Account Re-validate
From: Account Service (email@example.com)
Sent: Wed 8/03/16 12:27 AM
Verify Your Mailbox
Your e-mail account is running on a low storage space, verify your account now to upgrade storage space, other wise your account shall be locked out.
Click here to verify your account
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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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