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Beware of "Your EarthLink Account Has Been Disabled" Phishing Scam

2018-01-02T13:17:52  +
Beware of "Your EarthLink Account Has Been Disabled" Phishing Scam

EarthLink customers who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that their accounts have been disabled are asked to delete them because they are phishing scams. The fake and fraudulent email messages were sent by cyber-criminals to trick EarthLink customers into visiting a phishing website that will steal their usernames and passwords.

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A Sample of the Phishing EarthLink Email Message

Subject: Security Alert: Your Account Has Been Disabled

Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:52:51 +0100

From: EarthLink Support <Support@earthlink.net>

EarthLink

YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO INVALID CREDIT CARD.

We Have Been Unable To Charge Your Credit Card Due To Declined Or Replaced Credit Card

You Will Be Disconnected Within 24hrs Of Receiving This Message If You Do Not Verify Or Place A New Credit Card On File .

Your Card Has Been Reported Stolen By Your Bank Or It Might Have Been Replaced By Your Issuing Bank .

We Strongly Recommend You To Click The Link Below , You Will Be Redirected To Your Billing Area To Verify Or Place A New Credit Card On File

Invoice Amount: 7.95

Payment Due Date: AUTOPAY

DELETE THIS MESSAGE IF YOU WISH TO LOCK YOUR ACCOUNT PERMANENTLY

To Verify Or Place A New Card On File, CLICK HERE TO VISIT MYACCOUNT.

Sincerely,

EarthLink Support

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This is an administrative message from EarthLink. It is not spam. From time to time, EarthLink will send you such messages in order to communicate important information about your subscription. If you believe you received this message in error, please contact EarthLink Support (links provided above).

EarthLink, 1439 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

The link in the fake email message goes to a fake EarthLink website, which was created by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into entering their EarthLink usernames, passwords and credit card information on it. If the requested information is submitted by the potential victims, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently. The cyber-criminals/scammers behind the phishing email message will change the website's name, so look out for similar phishing email messages with links that go to different phishing websites.

If you are tricked into submitting your EarthLink credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your EarthLink password immediately and contact your bank and let them know that you have submitted your credit card information on a phishing website.

Remember, never click on a link to sign into your EarthLink account, always go directly to www.earthlink.net and log in from there instead.

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