Beware of "Email has been Temporarily Blocked Server Warning" Scam

Beware of "Email has been Temporarily Blocked Server Warning" Scam

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Online users who have received "Server Warning" notification emails like the one below, claiming their email accounts will be temporarily blocked, terminated, or will be closed are asked not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the emails are fakes being sent by cybercriminals or thieves to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link in them. The link goes to a phishing website that steals email account credentials. Therefore, recipients of the same email are asked to delete them.

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The "Email has been Temperately Blocked Server Warning" Scam

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Tue 17/04/2018 11:19

From: "Server Warning"

Your email has been temperately blocked!

Some of your incoming mails has been placed on hold, due to the unusual activities that was detected on your account, your account will be terminated including all folder and saved mails will be lost if you do not verify your account immediately.

Verify your account

This service is free of charge.

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The link in the fake email goes to a phishing website that will ask visitors to sign into with their accounts. But, any attempt to sign-in will send their email account credentials(usernames and passwords) to the cybercriminals behind the scam.

Once the cybercriminals have received their potential victims' email account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, hijack them by changing their passwords, and then use them fraudulently.

Onlne users who have been tricked by the scam are asked to change their email account password before their accounts are hijacked.

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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