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Beware of "GoDaddy Your Account is on Hold" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "GoDaddy Your Account is on Hold" Phishing Scam

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GoDaddy users are asked not to click the links in the "GoDaddy Your Account is on Hold" email below. They should also not follow instructions in the same email which claims their accounts are on hold. This is because cybercriminals are sending out fake or phishing Godaddy emails with links that go to fake websites that steal Godaddy account usernames and passwords (credentials). And, once the cybercriminals have received the stolen credentials, they will use it to gain access to the accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

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A "GoDaddy Your account is on Hold" Phishing Scam

From: intermodalholding.com <ask@inbuco.co.uk>

Date: May 29, 2018 at 9:03:10 AM EDT

Subject: Your account is on hold

Your account is on hold, Waiting for ownership validation

To continue using your mailbox

Validate ownership of your email address

GoDaddy Team

©2018.GoDaddy Service

Instead of clicking on a link to sign into their Godaddy accounts, Godaddy users should always go directly to www.godaddy.com to sign into their accounts. Once they have signed into their accounts, they will be alerted to important changes or notifications, if there are any.

For Godaddy users who have already been tricked by the scam or think they may have been, are asked to change their Godaddy account passwords immediately and contact Godday Technical support 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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  • Apr 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Validate Your Account
    From: "GoDaddy" <lichtfrequenz@t-online.de>
    Date: Tue, April 16, 2019 1:08 pm

    GoDaddy

    User- Customer Name: %email%
    April 16th 2019

    Hi user,

    Your %email% account is on hold, waiting for ownership validation.

    To continue using your mailbox.
    Validate ownership of your email address.

    GoDaddy Team.
    Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts,

    remove

  • Oct 18, 2018 at 10:22 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Action required: Your account has
    some security issue.
    From: "GoDaddy" <gandk5@tpg.com.au>
    Date: Sat, October 13, 2018 7:13 am

    GoDaddy

    User Customer Name:
    Oct 12th 2018

    Hi user,

    Your account is on hold, waiting for ownership validation.
    To continue using your mailbox.
    Validate ownership of your email address.

    GoDaddy Team.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts,
    Scott Wagner, CEO, GoDaddy

    remove

  • Sep 27, 2018 at 12:02 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Action center: Your account has some security issues
    From: "GoDaddy" <bodhic@tpg.com.au>
    Date: Thu, September 27, 2018 6:46 am

    GoDaddy

    User Customer Name:

    Your account is on Hold, waiting for ownership validation

    To continue using your mailbox.

    Validate ownership of your email address.

    GoDaddy Team.
    Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts,

    remove

  • Aug 10, 2018 at 10:28 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: GoDaddy <sjthorn@tpg.com.au>
    Sent: Monday, August 06, 2018 12:54 PM
    Subject: Urgent Message susan@accountingmarqs.com

    Hi User,

    Your susan@accountingmarqs.com Account is on Hold, Waiting for ownership validation

    To continue using your mailbox

    Validate ownership of your email address

    © GoDaddy Team.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts,"

    remove

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