Beware of "Email De-Activation Confirmation" Phishing Email Scam

Beware of "Email De-Activation Confirmation" Phishing Email Scam

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Online users who have received fake "Email De-Activation Confirmation" emails like the one below, are asked not to click on the links in them. They should delete the email instead. This is because the emails are being sent by cybercriminals who want to trick recipients into visiting phishing websites that will steal their email account credentials (usernames and passwords). Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen credentials, they will hijack the email accounts by changing the passwords and use them fraudulently.

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The "Email De-Activation Confirmation" Phishing Email Scam

From: Webmail Administrator

Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:59 PM

Subject: Email De-Activation Confirmation



Our system indicates that you recently made a request to deactivate this email And this request will be processed shortly.

If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

Cancel De-activation

Proceed with De-activation

However, if you do not cancel this request, then your account will be de-activated shortly

and all your email data will be lost permanently.


Email Administrator

This message is auto-generated from E-mail security server, and replies sent to this email can not be delivered.

This email is meant for:and it is not SPAM:

If this email is seen in SPAM: please move to INBOX, before giving the Deactivation or proceed command.

Online users who have already been tricked are asked to change their passwords immediately. For those whose accounts have already been hijacked, they are asked to contact their email providers for help.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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