The email message below with the subject: "Re: Final Warning For Account Re-Activation," which claims the recipients have exceeded their email account storage limits, is a phishing scam and was not sent by the recipients' email providers. The fake email message was sent by cyber-criminals to steal their victims' email account information. Once the cyber-criminals have their victims' email account information, they will use the information to hijack their email accounts, and use the accounts fraudulently. So, recipients of the fake email message should delete it and should not follow the instructions in it.
The Phishing Email Message
From: chliiue2@ outlook.com
Subject: RE: FINAL WARNING FOR ACCOUNT RE-ACTIVATION
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 23:56:05 -0500
To All E-mail Account User.
VERIFY THIS EMAIL ADDRESS TO AVOID IMMEDIATE CLOSURE
We have recently confirmed that your mailbox has exceeded the limit of 30 GB, which is as set by your manager and your are currently at 30.9GB. Different computers have logged into your mailbox account and multiple password errors have been entered. We are hereby suspending your account; as it has been used for fraudulent purposes. Now we need you to reconfirm your account information to us. Click your reply tab, fill in the columns below and send it back to us or your email account will be suspended permanently and you will not be able to create new e-mail to send or receive again until your reconfirm your account information.
Date of Birth
Country or Territory
Here are some ways to help you manage your account after you reconfirm your account.
Create an archive - Set up a folder on your PC’s hard drive where you can save large attachments. Then just delete them from your inbox. You’ll still have them and your in-box will be that much smaller.
Make your filters work for you- Did you know you can set up your E-mail account to immediately delete junk e-mail? Go to Options, and click Filters and reporting. Under the “Delete junk e-mail” section, select immediately to delete junk e-mail right away. Once you’re finished, click Save and you’re done.
Delete a bunch of mail at once- Go to your Junk and Deleted folders, and clear them out by clicking the “Empty” button in the action bar.
The Email Service Team
Recipients of the phishing email message who have already responded to it, should change their email account passwords immediately, to prevent the cyber-criminals from hijacking their accounts and using them fraudulently.