Phishing Scam - "SKY Changing Status - Please Upgrade Your Account Now"
Nov 6, 2015
The email message below: "SKY Changing Status - Please upgrade your account now," is a phishing scam. The email message was not sent by Sky Mail. It was instead sent by cyber-criminals who are attempting to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it, which will take them to a fake Sky Mail website. If the potential victims enter their email addresses, user names and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind it, who will use the information to hijack their Sky Mail accounts.
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The Fake/Phishing Sky EMail Message
From: Sky [mailto:eBay@eBay.co.uk]
Subject: SKY Changing Status - Please upgrade your account now !
Your Classic version of SKY is closing. You need to upgrade now
The Classic version of SKY will be replaced by our new version on 04 Nov 2015. So it's time to upgrade, before you lose your email access.
When you upgrade your SKY
Your email service won't be affected and you'll keep all your old contacts, folders and messages. Plus you'll get:
the latest spam protection
unlimited email storage.
How you can upgrade your account
Click on the link below and follow the instructions. You'll also need to agree to some new terms and conditions. CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT
Thanks for choosing SKY,
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake webpage which will ask the recipients, who have clicked on the link, for their email address, user name and password, claiming the information is needed to revalidate their email accounts. But, once the information is entered, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the fake Sky Mail web page and email message, who will use it to hijack the email accounts and use them fraudulently.
If you were tricked into entering your SKY Mail credentials on the fake website, please change your Sky Mail password immediately.
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