The "Your Account Will Be Closed Down Within 24 Hours" Phishing Scam
From: MAIL INFO <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 18 April 2018 14:48
Subject: SERVER ALERT: YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED DOWN WITHIN 24 HOURS
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Our record indicates your account is not updated, which may lead to the close down of your account.
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The Security team.
The link in the email message goes to a fake webmail website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their email usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.
If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your password immediately.
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