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Beware of "Someone Tried To Sign into From another Location" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Someone Tried To Sign into From another Location" Phishing Scams

Online users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that some unusual sign-in attempts have been detected on their accounts, are asked not to click on the link in the same messages. This is because the email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to trick the potential victims into clicking on the link in them, which goes to a phishing website that steals email account usernames and passwords.

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Online users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to their email accounts' website and sign-in from there. If there is something that they need to do, they will be notified after signing in it.

The "Someone Tried To Sign into From another Location" Phishing Scam

Subject: WARNING!! Someone Tried To Sign into From another Location

Date: Mon 18/09/2017 12:24

From: Webmail Security

Email account

Unusual sign-in activity

Dear info

We detected something unusual about a recent attempt sign-in to your account. For example, you might be signing in from a new location, device, or app.

Sign-in Details:

IP Address: 197.232.19.18

Location: Kenya

Date: 05/17/2017 1:21 AM (EET)

If you're not sure this was you, a malicious user might be trying to access your account! Please secure your account below.

Review & Secure your account

Thanks,

Security Team

Remember, the link in the fake message goes to a phishing website that will ask visitors to sign-in with their email account credentials. If the visitors attempt to sign-in, their email account usernames and passwords will be sent to the cyber crimials behind the scam. Once the cyber criminals receive the stolen credentials they will use it to gain access to the visitors' accounts and use them fraudulently.

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

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "WARNING!! Someone Tried To Sign into From another Location
    Tue 26/09/2017 12:45
    From: Webmail Security

    Email account
    Unusual sign-in activity
    Dear info

    We detected something unusual about a recent attempt sign-in to your account. For example, you might be signing in from a new location, device, or app.

    Sign-in Details:
    IP Address: 143.232.19.18
    Location: South Africa
    Date: 09/26/2017 1:21 AM (EET)
    If you're not sure this was you, a malicious user might be trying to access your account! Please secure your account below.
    Review & Secure your account

    Note: Move this message to your inbox folder if you are having a problem with the above link.

    Thanks,
    Security Team"

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