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Beware of "Webmail Security - Processing of Incoming Email Stopped" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Webmail Security - Processing of Incoming Email Stopped" Phishing Scam

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The email message below, which claims that the processing of the recipients' emails has stopped and their accounts might be forced to be locked up or disabled, is a phishing scam. The fake or phishing email message was NOT sent by the recipients' email account administrator or security team, but by cybercriminals, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them their email account usernames and passwords. Therefore, recipients of the fraudulent email message should delete it and not follow the instructions into it.

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The "Webmail Security - Processing of Incoming Email Stopped" Scam

Important reminder

Tue 3/20/2018 6:39 PM

From: Webmail Security

This message was sent with High importance

Dear user ID ()

We want to notify you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your mailbox because you have refuse to update your account security. We might be forced to lock up your mailbox if you ignore this notice.

Update Here

This restriction will be disabled immiediately we confirm your security update is successful.

Your security is our primary concern.

Thanks,

Email Security Administrator

Recipients of the fake or phishing email message, who have followed the instructions in it, should change their email account password immediately before it is hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

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  • Aug 23, 2018 at 2:57 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "I'm getting several of these a week now! I've been sending them to JUNK, but they come with different email addresses.

    V/R,

    Brian


    From: Webmail Support <nevaguilty@hotmail.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:47 PM
    Subject: IMPORTANT REMINDER!!

    Dear user ID ()

    We want to inform you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your mailbox because you have refuse to update your account security. We might be forced to lock up your mailbox this time around if you ignore this notice...

    Update Here
    This restriction will be disabled immediately we confirm your security update is successful.
    Your security is our primary concern.
    Thanks.
    E-mail Security Team"

    remove

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