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Beware of "SBCGlobal Account Cancellation or Deactivation Request" Phishing Scams

2018-04-11T00:52:08  +
Beware of "SBCGlobal Account Cancellation or Deactivation Request" Phishing Scams

SBCGlobal users, be aware of email messages like the one below, which claim that a request to terminate your accounts is being processed. The email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to steal SBCGlobal usernames and passwords, by tricking SBCGlobal users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

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The "SBCGlobal Account Cancellation or Deactivation Request" Phishing Scam

From: sbcglobal <customersupportt@att.net>

Date: March 16, 2018 at 11:42:46 AM CDT

Subject: Account Deactivation Request

Reply-To: <admin@salesforcee.org.uk>, admin@ferodo.org.uk, <info@optimalcottonswab.com>, <norreply@tumblr.com>, <usct@neisd.net>, <emails@eater.com>, <vfy@amazonaws.com>

There has been a request to cancel your sbcglobal account

The request was received from your sbcglobal account on Mar 15, 2018 23:21 GMT.

Sometimes these requests are made in error. If this deactivation was not requested by you, we ask that you submit your password in reply to this email.

Once the current password on the account is verified the deactivation request will be canceled and your account will remain active.

Be advised, once an account is deactivated it cannot be recovered.

Thank You,

The sbcglobal Team

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing SBCGlobal website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If SBCGlobal users attempt to sign into the phishing website with their SBCGlobal usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked SBCGlobal accounts will then be used by cybercriminals fraudulently.

Remember, if you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is something wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. And, if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your SBCGlobal account is hijacked.

For victims whose accounts have already been hijacked, they should contact SBCGlobal for help.

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  • Posted: Jun 24, 2018 3:59 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Sherman Oaks, California, United States

    Just as a side note - Microsoft has absolutely NOTHING to do with a sbcglobal email account. Why would you call them, nevermind not putting 2 2 together on that one... Anyone that says they're calling for Microsoft or any other big company like that would NEVER CALL YOU in the first place either.

    Same goes for IRS scams too - nobody will ever call but would snail mail you (or tech company would email you) - in which case, go to their main website on your own - not following anyone's link, etc.

    In Yahoo/ sbcglobal mail, you can also check for who the actual sender is also. It may say one thing on the face to fool you, but the underlying/ true email is there to check. Click to expand the sender info in the header to see, or click the reply (with no intention to really reply - or you just confirm that your a real person/ is a valid email address to steal) & you will then see the actual/ real email address thats sending you the bogus email - which may also have a fake link or attachment.

    YOU CAN ALSO RIGHT CLICK on the senders address using the PROPERTIES option - as well as see actual URL addresses in provided links that may read something otherwise on the face of things. These guys are sneaky

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 21, 2018 1:32 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Arlington, Texas, United States

    I did receive the referenced email. I did not select anything in the message. I did google for a phone number for Microsoft support and called the number. Person who answered claimed to be Microsoft Support and had access to some of my information. Wanted me to log into my Microsoft Account and my keyed in password would not work so he wanted me to answer security questions which I have and would not leave answers for but from checking Microsoft login information later, they are the first 2 questions that come up.

    Repeatedly claimed to be Microsoft REP. among other things, he claimed message was legit and if I did not send them $499 for a license for a firewall or I could buy a better license for $4,500 my sbcglobal.net email would be terminated.

    Specifically claimed several security programs were ineffective. Really interesting thing is I tried to pull the number I called from my phone so I could report it and there was no record of the call which I would have terminated much earlier but he had enough of my information to appear legit. Definitely my bad that I did not terminate call much sooner.

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 21, 2018 1:37 PM by info

      What was the number you called.

      delete


      • Posted: Apr 21, 2018 3:32 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Arlington, Texas, United States

        I did not write the number down because I expected to have it in my phone memory. As I set out above, there was no record of the call in my phone memory.

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  • Posted: Apr 18, 2018 10:50 AM by an anonymous user from or near: New York, United States

    I have also received emails from support saying that a sign in attempt has been blocked. "someone just used your password to try and sign in to your profile"
    check activity button.....
    when I taped on the from: Support this is what came up:
    enterprises@adobeinc.com
    is this also a scam?

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 18, 2018 12:40 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam. The email address is not associated with SBCGlobal.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 8:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: sbcglobal Online Services
    Date: March 21, 2018 at 11:28:38 AM PDT
    Subject: Account Deactivation Request.
    Reply-To: , , , , , ,

    There has been a request to cancel your sbcglobal account.

    The request was received from your sbcglobal account on Mar 20, 2018 23:21 GMT.

    Sometimes these requests are made in error. If this deactivation was not requested by you, we ask that you submit your password in reply to this email.

    Once the current password on the account is verified the deactivation request will be canceled and your account will remain active.

    Be advised, once an account is deactivated it cannot be recovered.
    Thank You,

    The sbcglobal Team"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 10:25 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: Your account will be deactivated.
    Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:10 AM
    From: The sbcglobal Accounts

    Hello,

    This is to inform you that your request on: 03/19/2018 2:17:15 p.m. to remove your account from sbcglobal server has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message.
    Regards.

    ignore this message to continue with email removal or

    If this deactivation was not requested by you

    Please reply us.

    Regards,
    sbcglobal"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 17, 2018 10:08 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From:"sbcglobal"
    Date:Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 12:20 PM
    Subject:Account Deactivation Request

    There has been a request to cancel your sbcglobal account.

    The request was received from your sbcglobal account on Mar 15, 2018 23:21 GMT.

    Sometimes these requests are made in error. If this deactivation was not requested by you, we ask that you submit your password in reply to this email.

    Once the current password on the account is verified the deactivation request will be canceled and your account will remain active.

    Be advised, once an account is deactivated it cannot be recovered.

    Thank You,
    The sbcglobal Team"

    delete


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