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Beware of "Mailbox Termination Confirmation" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Mailbox Termination Confirmation" Phishing Scams

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Online users who have received "Mailbox Termination Confirmation" emails like the one below claiming their email accounts will be terminated are asked not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the emails are fakes and phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to trick online users into clicking on the link within them. The link goes to fake or phishing websites that steal email account credentials (usernames and passwords).

The "Mailbox Termination Confirmation" Phishing Scam

From: "team@emailservers.com" <info@gcahawaii.org>

Date: January 10, 2018 at 1:12:58 AM CST

Subject: Mailbox Termination Confirmation

Reply-To: dericonfig@hotmail.com

Urgent Server Warning!

We received an instruction few hours ago to terminate your email account () from our server.

You need to confirm you made this request or we will continue with the request.

But if you think it is an error, take action immediately to stop this process, else your email will be closed shortly.

Click here to Stop () shutdown

If you are sure you gave this instruction for your account termination, please ignore this warning and your request will be processed shortly!

Thank You,

Email Security Team

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

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 5:39 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----

    From: Customer Security <rick.lindblom@entegris.com>

    Sent: Thu, Apr 12, 2018 5:38 pm

    Subject: Mailbox-Termination

    Dear

    Our security team received your request to delete your email account, we will process your request within two days.

    All features associated with your email account will be lost.

    If you didn't make this request, kindly cancel request to continue using our service

    Log-in Here to Automatically Cancel Request

    Sincerely,

    Email Admin

    �2018. All Rights Reserved.

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Beware of "Mailbox Termination Confirmation" Phishing Scams