Scam - Domain Name Suspension Notice for the Violation of Melbourne IT Ltd Abuse Policy
October 29, 2015
Cyber-criminals are sending out different versions of the fake email message below with the subject: "Domain Suspension Notice," with the intention of tricking their potentials victims into clicking on the malicious link within the email, thinking the email was sent by Melbourne IT Ltd. The malicious link goes to a malicious website that will attempt to trick the potential victims into downloading malicious software that will infect their computers with a virus, Trojan horse or other malware.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Malicious Melbourne IT Ltd Email Message
Subject: Domain [domain name removed] Suspension Notice
The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the Melbourne IT Ltd Abuse Policy:
Domain Name: [Removed]
Registrar: Melbourne IT Ltd
Registrant Name: [removed]
Multiple warnings were sent by Melbourne IT Ltd Spam and Abuse Department to give you an opportunity to address the complaints we have received. We did not receive a reply from you to these email warnings so we then attempted to contact you via telephone.
We had no choice but to suspend your domain name when you did not respond to our attempts to contact you.
Click here and download a copy of complaints we have received.
Please contact us for additional information regarding this notification.
Melbourne IT Ltd
Spam and Abuse Department
Abuse Department Hotline: 480-195-3050
The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is to trick the curious recipients into clicking onto the link within the email, downloading and opening a malicious file, which will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse. Once their computers have become infected with a Trojan horse or some other malware, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of their computers remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on them, use their computesr to commit cyber-crimes, or steal their personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already clicked on the link, downloaded and open the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it. If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.
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