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"cPanel Removal and Deactivation" Phishing Scams

Webmasters who are recipients of the "cPanel Removal and Deactivation" email below, which claims that their web hosting will be deactivated and removed from their hosting provider's server, should delete the email and should not follow the instructions in it. This is because the phishing e-mail message is being sent by cybercriminals/scammers, to frighten and trick the webmasters into visiting phishing websites that will steal their website hosting accounts credentials, by claiming their hosting services will be interrupted. Once the cyber thieves have stolen their potential victims’ hosting account credentials (usernames and passwords), they will gain access to their accounts, hijack them and use them fraudulently.

cPanel Removal and Deactivation Phishing Scams
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The "cPanel Removal and Deactivation" Phishing Scam

From: cPanel on more-group.eu <accounts@cpanel.net>

Subject: De-activation

cPanel

De-activation Programmed

Final Notice for Domain :

Removal of from our server has been approved and initiated,

Due to ignorance of last verification warning.

Removal will occur exactly at our server programmed time and hour

We recommend that you chose any of the below for your Domain :

Continue Removal or Cancel Removal

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  • March 18, 2020 at 4:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Colindale, England, United Kingdom

    I got this today, first one told me it was changing policy. Then the second the final notice.

    All I can say is they're lamers, who need to get a job?

  • August 15, 2019 at 7:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Long Beach, California, United States

    I received the same message. Thanks to the members of this thread for looking out.

  • April 17, 2019 at 3:19 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: cPanel <accounts@cpanel.net>

    Subject: Suspension : Removal of***.dev from our server

    Date: 17. April 2019 at 19:25:37 CEST

    To: info@***.dev***

    Website De-activation : "***.dev".

    De-activation Programmed

    Final Notice for Domain : ***.dev

    Removal of ***.dev from our server has been approved and initiated,

    Due to ignorance of last verification warning.

    Removal will occur exactly at our server programmed time and hour

    We recommend that you find the attachment file that is attached to this email and Cancel Removal

    for your Domain : ***.dev"

  • February 20, 2019 at 5:40 PM by info

    Here is another scam sent to us:

    "Removal of onlinethreatalerts.com from our server

    Website De-activation : "onlinethreatalerts.com".

    De-activation Programmed

    Final Notice for Domain : onlinethreatalerts.com

    Removal of onlinethreatalerts.com from our server has been approved and initiated,

    Due to ignorance of last verification warning.

    Removal will occur exactly at our server programmed time and hour

    We recommend that you find the attachment file that is attached to this email and Cancel Removal

    for your Domain : onlinethreatalerts.com"

  • May 6, 2018 at 1:29 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    I am getting loads of these

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