"Email Upgrade and Deletion Process Automatic De-activation" Phishing Scam
The "Email Upgrade and Deletion Process Automatic De-activation" Phishing Scam
From: E-mail Upgrade [mailto:email@example.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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