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Beware of "Email Deactivation Request" Phishing Scams

2017-08-25T10:19:27 -  +
Beware of "Email Deactivation Request" Phishing Scams

Online users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim a request was made to deactivate their email accounts are asked to delete them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams that are being sent by cyber criminals trick the recipients into clicking on the links in them. The aim of the cyber criminals responsible for the fake email messages is to frighten the recipients in clicking on the links by claiming their email accounts will be permanently deactivated if they do not follow the instructions in the email messages to cancel the fake request. But, the links go to phishing websites that steal online account user names and passwords.


This why it is important that online users go directly to their email accounts using an app or use their web browsers by typing the web address of their email provider, instead of clicking on links to sign into email accounts. Once they have signed into their accounts, they will be notified of requests, updates, or other important notifications, if there are any.

A Sample of the "Email Deactivation Request" Phishing Scam

From: Email Admin <notification@emailsupport.com>

Date: 25 de agosto de 2017, 2:41:41 CEST

Subject: Email Deactivation Request

Server Message


You recently made a request to deactivate your email and this request will be processed shortly.

You are advised to cancel the request now, if this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it.

Stop Deactivation Request

However, failure to stop this request will lead to permanent deactivation of your account and all your data will be lost permanently.


Email Administrator

Online users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their email account passwords before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cyber criminals.

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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 at 2:57 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    From: "Email Admin"
    Date: March 8, 2018 at 12:56:16 PM EST
    Subject: Your Email Account Will Be Shutdown Shortly

    Dear user,
    Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your e-mail ( () ) and this request will be processed shortly.
    If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

    Cancel De-activation

    However, if you do not cancel this request your account will be shutdown shortly and all your email data will be lost permanently.
    Email Administrator

    This message is auto-generated from E-mail security server, and replies sent to this email can not be delivered. This email is meant for:


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