The "We Have Closed Your Earthlink Account" Scam
From: EarthLink Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Congratulations : We Have Closed Your Earthlink Account , Credit Card Declined
Date: May 31, 2018 at 7:31:45 AM PDT
￼Dear EarthLink Subscriber ,
Your Account Has Been Suspended And Disconnected Due To The Following Errors Below .
We Have Been Unable To Charge The Credit Card That Is Associated With Your EarthLink Account .
Your Credit Card Has Been Declined Or Reported Stolen By Your Bank .
Your Account Information's Is Invalid
We Strongly Advise You To Click The Link Below To Confirm And Verify Your Account Information's Within 24hrs Of Receiving This Message
We Will Be Forced To Terminate Your Membership With EarthLink And Your Email Address Will Be Locked If You Do Not Confirm Your Account Within 24hrs .
Delete And Disregard This Message If You Wish To Lock And Terminate Your Membership With EarthLink .
CLICK HERE TO VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT
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The link in the fake email message goes to a fake EarthLink website, which was created by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into entering their EarthLink usernames, passwords and credit card information on it. If the requested information is submitted by the potential victims, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently. The cyber-criminals/scammers behind the phishing email message will change the website's name, so look out for similar phishing email messages with links that go to different phishing websites.
If you are tricked into submitting your EarthLink credentials and credit card information on the fake web page, please change your EarthLink password immediately and contact your bank and let them know that you have submitted your credit card information on a phishing website.
Remember, never click on a link to sign into your EarthLink account, always go directly to www.earthlink.net and log in from there instead.