"Mail Box Validation to Avoid Email Shut Down Webmail Alert Service" Scam
The Fake "Mail Box Validation to Avoid Email Shut Down" Email
From: WEBMAIL ALERT SERVICE! <email@example.com>
Date: 7/25/16 4:30 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: MAIL BOX VALIDATION FOR (email address removed), TO AVOID EMAIL SHUT DOWN!
Dear (email address removed),
Your mailbox is almost full.
Current size Maximum size
Your mailbox (email address removed) might be shut down soon, If you fail to upgrade it, so we can activate your account and restore your email to more efficient settings.
kindly click ACTIVATE to add more MB to your mailbox.
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The link in the email message goes to a phishing website, which will steal the recipients' email account usernames and passwords, if they attempt to sign into the same website.
Recipients of the fake email message who were tricked into clicking on the link in it and entering their usernames and passwords on the phishing website that they were taken to, should change their email account passwords immediately
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