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"Incoming Emails on Hold" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims that recipients' email accounts have exceeded their mail quota on the database server, 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.

Incoming Emails on Hold Phishing Scam
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The Phishing "Incoming Emails on Hold" Email Message

From: Email Admin horsed.hrdo.org@hotmail.com
Date: July 21, 2016 at 9:00:23 PM GMT+1

Subject: Incoming Emails 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.

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

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  • November 6, 2017 at 10:12 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Service <gweshe@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Monday, November 6, 2017 4:48:29 AM

    Subject: Final warning!

    Dear user ID ()

    Your in-coming E-mails was placed on-hold due to lack of our recent update which may lead to permanent delete of your account from our system data-base. Kindly take a minute to up-date your account below immediately ..

    Up-date Here

    This process is very important to enable us protect you from online and fight malicious activities.

    Your security is our primary concern.

    Regards.

    Email Security Administrator"

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"Incoming Emails on Hold" Phishing Scam