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Beware of "Our Record Indicates Request to Shutdown Your Email" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Our Record Indicates Request to Shutdown Your Email" Phishing Scam

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The "Our Record Indicates Request to Shutdown Your Email" email message below, which claims that a request to shut down the recipients' accounts is being processed shortly, is a phishing scam created to steal email account usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by the recipients' email provider, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

The "Our Record Indicates Request to Shutdown Your Email" Phishing Scam

From: Website <dianasara@aol.com>

Sent: 31 July 2018 14:04

Subject: mail info

AOL Message

Dear User,

Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your 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 <hxxp://gg.gg/b7vkm>

However, if you do not cancel this request,your account will be shutdown shortly and all your email data will be lost permanently.

Regards.

Email Administrator

The link in the email message goes to a fake webmail website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their email usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.

If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your password immediately.

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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  • May 2, 2019 at 12:08 AM by an anonymous user from Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

    Good morning,

    I received the same email to cancel my email.

    I clicked on the "CANCEL DEACTIVATION," do you think that I did the wrong thing?

    Thank you

    Tony

    remove

    • May 2, 2019 at 12:57 AM by info

      If you did not enter your password on the fake website you were taken to after clicking on the link, then you are ok. If you did, change your password immediately.

      remove

  • September 21, 2018 at 9:38 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: INFO <mxgk25a@aol.com>

    Date: 21 September 2018 at 04:07:05 BST

    Subject: info

    AOL Mail

    Dear User

    Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your 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

    However, if you do not cancel this request,your account will be shutdown shortly

    and all your email data will be lost permanently.

    Regards.

    Email Administrator"

    remove

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