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Beware of "Our Server Security Is Holding Incoming Messages" Phishing Scam

2018-04-21T21:24:30 -  +
Beware of "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.

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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 <secureserver@servers.com>

Hi,

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 .

Thank you,

Team

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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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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2018 at 5:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Wellington, New Zealand

    My email marked this as SPAM so I am assumming it is a scam:

    "Hello christene,

    You have not being able to meet up with the verification task.

    Your mailbox (my email address was here, cut it out) needs to be verified.
    This may cause your mailbox fault or you may not be able to receive mails.

    To continue using your mailbox, you need to upgrade and verify your mailbox. The service is free.

    Click here to proceed"

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 6, 2018 at 6:06 AM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: May 10, 2018 at 1:24 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: outlook.com
    Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:17 AM
    Subject: ✉ outlook.com is holding (6) incoming messages

    Outlook.Com

    Greetings,

    Our email server security is holding (6) incoming messages because your inbox is not yet
    validated to outlook.com ( 2018) new server update .

    If you wish to keep using our service, kindly update your email now Update outlook.com .
    You will not be able to access your mail if ignored, update takes few seconds .

    Kind Regards,
    Outlook.Com Team

    All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2018 outlook.com Mail Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved."

    delete


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