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Beware of "Email Account Required Upgrade" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Email Account Required Upgrade" Phishing Scams

Online users, if you have received emails like the one below, please delete them. Or, if you have received emails claiming your mailboxes are due for updates for security reasons and threaten to close the same mailboxes if you do not follow the instructions in the same emails, please delete them also. This is because the emails are fakes being sent by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into visting phishing websites that steal email account credentials (usersnames, passwrods).

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The "Email Account Required Upgrade" Phishing Scam

Email Account Required Upgrade info@onlinethreatalerts.com

Thu 01/02/2018 20:11

From: "Email Verification Team"

mailbox security alert


your mailbox is due to update

for your own security, please update your mailbox immediately.

Your mailbox will be closed if you are not updated within 48 hours

Update your mailbox details here

Online users who have already fallen for the scam are asked to change their email account passwords before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by the cybercriminals responsible for the fake and phishing emails.

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

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  • Posted: Feb 3 at 3:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Ove informacije su vrijedne zlata.Hvala


    This information is valuable gold. Thank you


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