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Beware of "Your Mailbox Will Be Block from Receiving Emails Due To A High Spam" Phishing Scam

2017-06-22T11:17:46 -  +
Beware of "Your Mailbox Will Be Block from Receiving Emails Due To A High Spam" Phishing Scam

Online users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that their mailboxes will be blocked from receiving email messages due to a high spam report, should delete the same email messages. This is because the email messages are phishing scams being sent by cyber criminals to their potential victims, in an attempt to trick them into visiting phishing websites that steal email account credentials. This is why online users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should go directly to their email providers' website and sign in from there or use a mobile app.

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A Sample of the Phishing Scam

Subject: Re-activate Your Mailbox.

Wed 21/06/2017 15:38

From: "Mail Security"

SERVER MESSAGE

Your Mailbox Needs attention.

Dear

98.50%

This is your last warning, we have sent you this notice earlier. Your mailbox will be blocked from receiving emails due to a high spam report on your email account.

Your mailbox needs a little verification.

You can resolve this issue by verifying your email account:

Click here to resolve this Issue

You should act and respond to this mail to prevent losing any future mail.

Please do not reply to this email; this address is not monitored.

Online users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their email account passwords before the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam gain access to their account, hijack and use them fraudulently. The same online users should change the passwords for their other online accounts.

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  • Posted: Nov 10, 2017 at 2:44 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Avoid Account [De-Activation] info@onlinethreatalerts.com
    Fri 10/11/2017 04:13
    From: "Email Security"

    WARNING!!!

    Dear

    Your account will be SUSPENDED due to a high spam report on your email account.

    If you would like to continue using your Email Address Click to verify your email account now

    Note: Your E-mail Account will be disable permanently in an hour if not re-verified."

    delete


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