We Have Detected 3rd-Party Intrusions Phishing or Fake Email Scam
December 13, 2013
The email message below: "We have detected 3rd-party intrusions in many of our customers account", is a phishing scam. Scammers have been sending this email message to thousands of persons over the past 4 years, sometimes changing the company name in the message. If you receive a copy of this email message, please delete it, even if it appears as if came from an organization that you know and trust.
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A copy of the Phishing or Fake email message
Dear <company name> user,
We Have Detected 3rd-Party Intrusions our Customers Account Phishing, and because your security is our primary concern, we have limited your account until you confirm your identity and verify that your account has not been used for fraud purposes.
To access our online account validation form and remove the limitations on your account, please click on the following link:
Click here to access the validation form
After you complete our online validation form your account limitations will be removed and you can begin using your account as usual.
Thank you for taking your time,
<company name> user,
This email message was not sent by the organization in the email message and you should not follow the instructions in it. The link “Click here to access the validation form” in the email message will take you to a phishing or fake website, which will ask you to enter your username, password, personal and financial information.
If you enter your information on the fake website, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind this malicious email message. With your information, these scammers can gain access to your account, steal your identity and sell your information to other scammers.
If you were tricked into clicking on the link in the fake email message and entered your information on the phishing or fake website, please change the password of the account information that you have entered and contact your bank if you have entered any financial information.
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