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Beware of "Email Upgrade and Deletion Process Automatic De-activation" Phishing Scam

2017-10-11T14:17:05 -  +
Beware of "Email Upgrade and Deletion Process Automatic De-activation" Phishing Scam

Online users who have received emails like the one below, which claim a request to delete or terminate their accounts was received, is a phishing scam. The phishing scam is being sent by cyber criminals to trick and frigthen the recipients into clicking on the link in the fake email message, which goes to a phishing or fake website that steals email account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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The "Email Upgrade and Deletion Process Automatic De-activation" Phishing Scam

From: E-mail Upgrade [mailto:alvin.tan@chowking.com]

Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:49 PM

Subject: Email Possible Upgrade

User ID 84402,

This is the final WARNING, to terminate your account. Please confirm this request to complete the deletion process: Failure to comply will lead to automatic De-activation

Yes, I would like to deactivate

No I didn't make this request

Once the cybercriminals receive the stolen credentials, they will use it to gain access to their potential victims' email accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently. Therefore, online users who have received the fake emails are asked to delete them. And. for those who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their account passwords be their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

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