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"Your Mailbox is Almost Full" Phishing Email Scams

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"Your Mailbox is Almost Full" Phishing Email Scams

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The email message below: "Your mailbox is almost full," is fake and a phishing scam. The email message was sent by cyber-criminals and not by Google or other legitimate email providers, to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it in order to take them to a fake or phishing website designed to steal their email address username and password, which they (cyber-criminals) will use to hijack their accounts.

The Phishing Email Message

Subject: Your mailbox is almost full

Dear,

3840MB 4096MB

Current size Maximum size

Please reduce your mailbox size. Delete any items you don't need from your mailbox and empty your Deleted Items folder. Click here to do reduce size automatically.

Thanks,

Mail System Administrator

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Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA

The email message claims that the recipient's mailbox is full and they need to click on a link in order to reduce the size of the mailbox by deleting items they don't need and emptying the "Deleted" items folder. But, clicking on the link in the email message, will only take you to a fake or phishing website that will ask you to sign-in with your email username and password.

If you enter the requested information, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once they have your email account credentials, they use it to hijack your account and use it for fraudulent purposes. This includes using your email address to send spam or malicious email messages.

If you have already followed the instructions in the email message and have entered your email account user name and password on the fake website, please change your email account's password immediately.

To avoid getting tricked by these phishing scams, never click on a link in an email message to sign into your account. Always go to your email account sign-in page and sign into your account from there.

This phishing scam is similar to the following:

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • December 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: ACCOUNT UPGRADE <info@osresult.com>

    Date: 6 December 2017 at 14:49:04 GMT

    Subject: Account Maintenances Unit!

    Reply-To: <noreply@accounmaintenances.net>

    Your mailbox is almost full.

    Dear,

    Current size Maximum size

    1989MB

    2000MB

    Your mailbox is running out of data storage and it might cause data lost, kindly to add more MB to your mailbox.

    Click Here

    to add MB automatically.

    If don't add MB to your mail box, you will not receive emails frequently

    Your Emails will take longer time to drop.

    Your account might lost attach files.

    Your important Email will wipe.

    Note: Add MB is free of charge,

    Mail account:,

    Thanks,

    Mail System Administrator"

    remove

  • August 1, 2017 at 9:56 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Warning!! Upgrade Your Mailbox Capacity

    Mon 31/07/2017 20:41

    From: "Mailbox Admin"

    Your mailbox is almost full.

    Dear

    3840MB 4096MB

    Current size Maximum size

    Upgrade your mailbox Disk-space. Click here to Upgrade Disk-space automatically.

    Thanks,

    Mail System Administrator"

    remove

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"Your Mailbox is Almost Full" Phishing Email Scams