Beware of "Incoming Mails Blocked" Phishing Email Scam
Jul 19, 2016
The email message below: "Incoming Mails Blocked," which claims that the recipients' incoming mails will be blocked because their e-mail accounts have almost exceeded their limits, is another phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals, and not by the recipients' email providers. The fake email message is being used by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it, which will take them to a phishing website that will steal their email accounts' usernames and passwords. Therefore, recipients of the same email message should delete it, and should never follow the instructions in it.
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The Phishing "Incoming Mails Blocked" Email Message
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2016 18:42
Subject: INCOMING MAILS BLOCKED
Dear <email address removed>,
We noticed your e-mail account has almost exceed it's limit. And you may not be able to send or receive messages any moment from now,
Click Here to renew your account.
failure to renew your e-mail account. It will be permanently disabled.
The fake or phishing email message claims that the recipients' incoming mails will be blocked because their e-mail accounts have almost exceeded their limits, and they need to click on a link in order to renew their accounts to prevent them from being permanently disabled. But, clicking on the link in the email message, will only take you to a fake or phishing website that will ask you to sign-in with your email username and password, which will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the scam. Once they have your email account credentials, they use it to hijack your account and use it for fraudulent purposes. This includes using your email address to send spam or malicious email messages.
If you have already followed the instructions in the email message and have entered your email account user name and password on the fake website, please change your email account's password immediately.
To avoid getting tricked by these phishing scams, never click on a link in an email message to sign into your account. Always go to your email account sign-in page and sign into your account from there.
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