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Phishing Scam - "E-mail Account Update and Upgrade Service"

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Phishing Scam - "E-mail Account Update and Upgrade Service"

Recipients of the email message below with subject: "E-mail Account Update" or "Email Upgrade Service," which claims that their mail administrator has detected an error in their accounts and advise them to update their accounts to avoid suspension or de-activation, are advised to not to follow the instructions in it, and should delete it instead. The fake or phishing email message was sent by cybercriminals to trick the recipients into visiting a phishing website, where their email account usernames and passwords will be stolen. Therefore, recipients of the same email message who have already followed the instructions in it, should change their email account password immediately, before it is hijacked by cyber-criminals and used fraudulently.

The Phishing Email Message

Dear

E-mail Account Update

Our system detected an error in your account, we strongly advise you update your account to avoid account Suspension or De-activation.

To Update Kindly Click: UPGRADE NOW

Note: Failure to validate your account would lead to permanent suspension.

All files on your mails including (Inbox, Sent, Junk, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Email address [email address removed] will be Denied immediately

Thanks for your co-operation.

Mail Administrator
Email Upgrade Service

© 2016 E-mail Admin

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