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Beware of "EarthLink Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

2018-04-21T08:21:17 -  +
Beware of "EarthLink Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

EarthLink customers, be aware of "EarthLink Account Suspension" emails like the one below. The fake email which claims which claims the recipients' need to verify their accounts in order to avoid suspension, is a phishing scam being sent by cyber-criminals. The phishing email tricks EarthLink customers replying with their account credentials (usernames and passwords) and personal information. But, remember, Earthlink will never request their customers' account credentials, and will never ask their customers to send their personal information via an email message.

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The "EarthLink Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

Subject: VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT TO AVOID SUSPENSION ON YOUR EARTHLINK MAIL ACCOUNT NOW!!!

VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT TO AVOID SUSPENSION ON YOUR EARTHLINK MAIL ACCOUNT NOW!!!

Dear user,

This E-mail been sent to you by the Earthlink Verification Team to inform you that your account will be deactivated within the next 48 hours due to increased spam and phishing activities globally, a DGTFX trojan virus has been detected in some of our Earthlink users Account and your email account was among. Your email account server will be upgraded with our new secure 1024-bit RSA key anti-virus firewall to prevent damage and spread of the virus. Click your reply tab, fill the columns below and send back to us for confirmation of the upgrade or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus. You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below after clicking the reply button, otherwise your access to Earthlink services will be suspended.

*Earthlink Username: ........

* Password: ...................

* Date of Birth ...............

* Country Or Territory:........

* Security Question: What was the name of your first pet?.............

* Phone Number..................

Warning: Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two days of receiving this warning stands the risk of losing his or her account permanently.

Sincerely,

DETAILS UPDATE

The Earthlink Management!!

© 2017 EarthLink. EarthLink and the EarthLink logo are registered trademarks of EarthLink. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

This is an Administrative Message from EarthLink. It is not spam. From time to time, EarthLink will send you such messages in order to communicate important information about your subscription.

EarthLink, 1439 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

If you are tricked by the scam, please change your EarthLink password immediately and contact them for help.

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  • Posted: Sep 18, 2018 at 2:29 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT TO AVOID SUSPENSION ON YOUR EARTHLINK MAIL ACCOUNT NOW

    Dear Costumer,

    Please confirm your account within 48 hours for the following reasons:®Our system has recently been to a violent hacker attack,

    which has resulted in the breach of some of our clients' accounts.

    download-now

    We are now protecting our system and our customers from any other attack.
    Please help our customers understand the situation and help our technical team update their information via the link below.

    Sign In"

    delete


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