A Sample of the Phishing Email
We noticed that your email account has been outdated.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
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.