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Beware of "We Noticed that Your Email Account has been Outdated" Phishing Emails

2016-11-22T19:30:01 -  +
Beware of "We Noticed that Your Email Account has been Outdated" Phishing Emails

Online users who have received e-mail messages (see sample below) claiming that their email accounts are outdated, should not click on the links in the same email messages. This is because cyber-criminals are sending out phishing e-mail messages to potential victims, in an attempt to frighten and trick them into clicking links in the same phishing e-mail messages that go to phishing websites created to steal email account credentials (usernames and passwords). Once the cybercriminals have stolen their potential victims' e-mail account credentials, they will use them to gain unauthorized access to their accounts, hijack the accounts, and use them fraudulently.

A Sample of the Phishing Email

Dear User,

We noticed that your email account has been outdated. Your [email address removed] account has been placed on temporary block, it would be permanently blocked if you do not unblock within 48hours.

Click here to upgrade your mailbox

Note:

Failure to unblock your e-mail account. It will be permanently disabled.

Thank you for using our service.

Instead of clicking on a link to sign into their accounts, online users should always go directly to their e-mail account providers’ websites and sign into their accounts from there. Once they are signed-in, they will be notified of updates, changes or things they need to do.

Online users who have already been tricked by the phishing e-mails are asked to change their passwords immediately, before their e-mail accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently. For those online users whose e-mail accounts have already been hijacked, are asked to contact their I.T support team or email providers for help.

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Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Apr 27, 2017 at 7:50 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- Forwarded Message --
    From: Mail@service.com
    Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 2:08:42 PM EDT
    Subject: WARNING: Yahoo Info

    Yahoo! Mail
    Dear User,

    We noticed that your email account has been outdated. Your account has been placed on temporary block, it would be permanently blocked if you do not unblock within 48hours.

    To cancel this termination, follow the to hxxp://bit.do/dp6fr and Login your correct account info to update your mailbox for faster, safer and full featured Yahoo Mail experience.

    Note: Failure to comply within 48hrs might lead to permanent deactivation.

    Thank you,
    Yahoo system administrator ©2017."

    delete


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