Telstra and BigPond Scam - Your Email Account has Exceeded its Storage Limit
March 19, 2014
The email message below: "This message is from Telstra |BigPond| email admin department and we are sending it to all our customers....", is a phishing scam and was NOT sent by Telstra/BigPond. Do not click on the link or follow the instructions in this email message if you have received it. This is because it designed to steal your Telstra / BigPond user name and password.
Please continue reading below.
The BigPond and BigPond Phishing Scam: Your E-mail Account has Exceeded its Storage Limit
Dear BigPond User,
This message is from Telstra |BigPond| email admin department and we are sending it to all our customers because we have recently upgraded our email systems to improve functionality/performance and quality service delivery.
We have noticed that your e-mail account has exceeded its storage limit which is 20 GB as set by your account administrator, you are currently running on 20.9 GB, you may not be able to send or receive new e-mails until you re-validate your account! .to re-validate your e-mail account, please click on the link below. All fields are required;
Using our BigPond email services means choosing the leading Internet and Data Communication Network Service Provider with the best customer service available. As an Internet and IP phone service provider, we offers low-cost solutions for your high speed Internet and long distance needs, whether for your ! business or your home, BigPond is Internet you can trust.
Telstra E-Mail Team
© BigPond Webmail UnLimited 2014
Clicking on the link in this email message will take you to a phishing or fake Telstra/BigPond website, designed to steal your user name and password.
Once you have entered your Telstra/BigPond credentials on the fake website, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind this scam, who will use it to gain access your account.
If you were tricked into entering your Telstra/BigPond user name and password on the fake Telstra/BigPond website by this phishing scam, please change your password or contact Telstra/BigPond if you are unable to, as soon as possible.
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