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

2018-04-11T00:54:55 -  +
Beware of "BellSouth Account Cancellation or Deactivation Request" Phishing Scams

BellSouth 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 BellSouth usernames and passwords, by tricking BellSouth users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

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The "BellSouth Account Cancellation or Deactivation Request" Phishing Scam

On Monday, April 9, 2018 9:20 AM, bellsouth Online Services <customerssupport@att.net>

There has been a request to cancel your bellsouth account.

The request was received from your bellsouth account on april 08, 2018 22:21 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 bellsouth Team

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing BellSouth website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If BellSouth users attempt to sign into the phishing website with their BellSouth 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 BellSouth 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 BellSouth account is hijacked.

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

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

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  • Posted: Thursday at 4:47 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hazlehurst, Georgia, United States

    I've been getting these for the last several days also, from "bellsouth online Services", or "the bellsouth Accounts." The first two were worded identically to the one shown above, and I deleted them, but the third one said: "your account will now be deactivated within one hour of your opening this e-mail." Of course, I did not reply, although I have a couple of choice things in mind to say to them. I wish there was a way to block e-mails the same way you can block numbers on your cell phone.


  • Posted: Wednesday at 8:04 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

    I have 3 "spam" emails that I did NOT open. I've been getting the same email for about 4 days. The title says "Your account will be deactivated or Account deactivation request".

    The addresses are as follows:
    support@bellsouth.net (2 emails)

    I hope this helps identify the scammers.

    Also, I wanted to know it the BellSouth email sign-in is now Yahoo sign in? I now get a Yahoo sign in. I'm a little concerned.


    • Posted: Wednesday at 11:55 AM by info

      BellSouth/ATT now owns Yahoo, so I don't think you need to worry. But, contact BellSouth to verify.


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