"Our Server Security Is Holding Incoming Messages" Phishing Scam
The "Our Server Security Is Holding Incoming Messages" email message below, which claims that the recipients' incoming email messages are on hold until their email accounts are validated, 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.
The "Our Server Security Is Holding Incoming Messages" Phishing Scam
Subject: Hi info is holding (5) new unread messages on the server
Date: Fri 4/20/2018 12:34 PM
From: Email Server Admin <email@example.com>
Our server security is holding (5) incoming messages because your email is not yet validate to our newest server upgrade .
If you wish to keep using our service, kindly upgarde your email by Signing in here .
You will not be able to access your email if Ignored, upgrade takes few seconds .
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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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