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Beware of "Mail Security Team Account Termination in Process" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Mail Security Team Account Termination in Process" Phishing Scam

Online users who have received fake email messages like the one below, which claim that their email accounts have exceeded their mailbox limit and will be shutdown in 24 hours, should delete them. This is because the fake email messages are phishing scams created by cyber criminals to trick their potential victims into visiting phishing websites that steal email account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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The "Mail Security Team Account Termination in Process" Phishing Scam

From: no_reply <no_reply@mail.com>

Date: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 6:22 AM

Subject: FINAL WARNING: Account Termination In Process

Warning update your email address

Dear,

Your mailbox has Exceeded limit and will be shutdown in 24 Hours

Please visit the link Update Now to avoid the close down of your account

Sincerely,

Mail Security team

If you recived this message in error - click here to unsubscribe

The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL or other email providers' website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames, and passwords on the fake website, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts and use them fraudulently.

If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to you after you have signed into your account. If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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