The "Update Your EarthLink Online Account" Phishing Scam
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Update Your EarthLik Online Account!!!.
Date: March 1, 2018 at 6:48:56 AM EST
Reply-To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT TO AVOID SUSPENSION ON YOUR EARTHLINK MAIL ACCOUNT NOW!!!
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.
* Username: . .......
* Password: .....................
* Date of Birth ...............
* Country Or Territory:........
* Security Question 1: What was the name of your first pet?.............
*Security Question 2: What is your father middle name?
* 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.
The Earthlink Management!!
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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.
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If you are tricked by the scam, please change your EarthLink password immediately and contact them for help.