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Beware of "Reminder - Avoid Discontinuing Of Email Service" Phishing Scam

2016-06-06T10:49:38 -  +
Beware of "Reminder - Avoid Discontinuing Of Email Service" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Avoid Discontinuing Of Email Service," is a phishing scam. The fake email message is being used by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link within it, which will take them to a fake or phishing website that will prompt them to sign-in with their email accounts’ username and password. Once the potential victims attempt to sign into the fake website, their email accounts’ username and password will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the scam, who will use the information to gain access to the victims’ email accounts, and use the same accounts fraudulently.

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Online users who were tricked by the fake email message, are asked to change their email accounts' password immediately.

The Phishing Email Message

From: Mail Administrator [mailto:customer.service@ webmaster.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2016 6:20 AM
Subject: REMINDER - Avoid Discontinuing of email service

Dear Customer,

Please strengthen the security of your mailbox –[email address removed]- as we just updated our security feature.

To avoid risk of losing your mailbox, please click here to strengthen the security of your mailbox account.

Tips:

If you click the button does not eject the upgrade page, move to inbox

Too many messages sometimes bring trouble, it is recommended that you free time, you can clean up your inbox for incoming and outgoing mail archiving. After finishing, you’ll find that it is more liking.

Thanks,

Mail Administrator Support

It is important for online users to remember that they should never sign into their accounts by clicking on a link. They should always go directly to their online accounts' websites and sign-in from there instead.

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