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Beware of "EarthLink Your Account Has Been Limited" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "EarthLink Your Account Has Been Limited" Phishing Scam

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EarthLink customers, if you have received email messages like the one below, which claim that your account has been limited or access to your account has been limited, please note that they are phishing scams. The fake and fraudulent email messages were sent by cyber-criminals to trick EarthLink customers into visiting a phishing website that will steal their usernames and passwords.

A Sample of the Phishing EarthLink Email Message

From: "EarthLink" invoice.inquiry@earthlink.net
Subject: EarthLink: Your account has been limited
Date: May 5, 2016 at 8:29:45 AM CDT

EarthLink®

Dear EarthLink Customer,

Here at EarthLink we work continuously to ensure the security of your account. Part of our ongoing effort is to verify that you are the owner of this account.to verify ownership you need to login using the link bellow and fill in your phone number:

http://webmail.earthlink.net/ reactivateaccount

If the information is not provided, your account will be limited until further verifications are made.

Sincerely yours,

EarthLink Support

© 2016 EarthLink, Inc. EarthLink and the EarthLink logo are registered trademarks of EarthLink, Inc. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

This is an Administrative Message from EarthLink. It is not spam. From time to time, EarthLink will send you such messages in order to communicate important information about your subscription.

The link in the fake email message goes to a fake EarthLink website, which was created by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into entering their EarthLink usernames, passwords and credit card information on it. If the requested information is submitted by the potential victims, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently. The cyber-criminals/scammers behind the phishing email message will change the website's name, so look out for similar phishing email messages with links that go to different phishing websites.

If you are tricked into submitting your EarthLink credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your EarthLink password immediately and contact your bank and let them know that you have submitted your credit card information on a phishing website.

Remember, never click on a link to sign into your EarthLink account, always go directly to www.earthlink.net and log in from there instead.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • July 3, 2017 at 4:44 PM by an anonymous user from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

    I received a bill from Earthlink...Earthlink Customer Service, PO Box 7645, Atlanta GA 30357

    39.96 USD....but remit to Earthlink, PO Box 790216, St. Louis, MO 63179-0216

    This is the first time I'm getting this bill, and I'm not sure why. Can you confirm that this is legit?

    thanks,

    Joel Francisco

    remove

    • July 3, 2017 at 5:45 PM by info

      Contact Earthlink to verify.

      remove

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