The email message below, which claims that the recipients’ email accounts have exceeded their quota/limit and need to be re-validated, or else the recipients will not be able receive new emails, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created and sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients’ email account username and password. Once cyber-criminals have gotten their victims’ email account credentials, they will use the information to hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message should delete it and never attempt to click on the links or follow the instructions in it.
Recipients of the fake email message, who have already followed the instructions in it, should change their email account's password immediately.
The “Your Mail Account Has Exceeded Its Quota/Limit” Phishing Email
Subject: Re-validate your email
Your mail account has exceeded its quota/limit of 16 GB. You will not be able to receive all your new mails or send new mails until you re-validate.
Enable your upgrade for proper functioning of your email. To re-validate, CLICK HERE.
Thank you for co-operating with us.
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