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Beware of "Your Mail Box Will Expire Soon" Phishing Scam

2016-07-21T13:07:33 -  +
Beware of "Your Mail Box Will Expire Soon" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims that recipients' email box will expire soon and will be blocked from sending and receiving emails if not confirmed with 24hrs, is a phishing scam. The fake or phishing email message was NOT sent by the recipients' email account administrator or security team, but by cybercriminals, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their email account user names and passwords. Therefore, recipients of the fraudulent email message should delete it and not follow the instructions into it.

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The Phishing "Your Mail Box Will Expire Soon" Email Message

eMail Security Team

Dear

Your Mail Box will expire soon. You would be blocked from sending and receiving emails if not confirmed with 24hrs of receiving this automated mail. Update through the link below to avoid deactivation.

Click Here to update your Mailbox.

If this message gets to your spam folder, kindly move to inbox for more effective upgrade procedure fic (ItS *

eMail Security Team

2016 All rights reserved

Recipients of the fake or phishing email message should change their email account password immediately, before it is hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2017 at 5:45 PM by info

    Here is another phishing scam:

    "From: Outlook Team
    Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 8:08 AM
    Subject: Your e-mail will expire soon

    Dear
    E-mail Account Update
    Our system detected an error in your account,

    we strongly advise you update your account to avoid account Suspension or De-activation.

    To Update Kindly Click: UPGRADE NOW

    Note: Failure to validate your account would lead to permanent suspension.

    All files on your mails including (Inbox, Sent, Junk, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Email address [] will be Denied immediately

    Thanks for your co-operation.

    Mail Administrator
    Email Upgrade Service
    © 2017 E-mail Admin"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 6, 2017 at 12:03 AM by info

    Here is another scam, please do not follow the instructions in it:

    -- start of scam --
    From: outlook©
    Sent: March 5, 2017 10:56 PM
    To: donotreply@outlook.office.com
    Subject: Your E-mail

    Dear user,

    Your e-mail will expire soon.You would be blocked from sending and receiving emails if not confirmed within 24hrs of receiving this automated mail. Update through the link below to avoid deactivation.
     
    UPGRADE
     
    Thanks for using our Outlook!
    Microsoft Team."
    -- end of scam --

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 21, 2016 at 4:37 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    From: Email Admin
    Date: July 21, 2016 at 9:00:23 PM GMT 1
    Subject: Incoming and on Hold (IMPORTANT)

    This is a courtesy notice from Admin Team, and it is to inform you that your email account has exceeded it's mail quota on the database server.

    Your email account will be blocked from sending and receiving emails if your email account is not verified within 48 hours.

    Please click on your email below to verify your account.

    delete


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