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"Server Congestion - Holding 5 Incoming Messages" Phishing Scam

Recipients of the "Server Congestion - Holding 5 Incoming Messages" below are asked not to follow the instructions in it because it is a phishing scam. The fake email is being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link in it. The link goes to a phishing website that steals email account credentials(usernames and passwords) if the visitors attempt to sign into it.

Server Congestion - Holding 5 Incoming Messages Phishing Scam
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The "Server Congestion - Holding 5 Incoming Messages" Phishing Scam

Hi, you have 5 delayed messages

Thu 13/09/2018 05:11

From: Support

Email account

Server Congestion

Dear Info,

sever is holding (5) incoming messages because your email has not been verified. To continue using your account, please verify your email account below.

Review & Verify your account

Note: Move this message to your inbox folder if you are having a problem with the above link.

You may not be able to access your email if ignored, this process takes few minutes only.

Thank you,

Team

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  • May 3, 2019 at 5:08 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <noreply365@mailsys.com>

    Date: 2 May 2019 at 21:36:11 BST

    Subject: Hi, melissacgs you have (5) delayed messages

    Email account

    Server Congestion

    Dear,

    Office is delaying (5) incoming messages because your email [] has not been verified. To continue using your account, verify your email account below.

    Review & Verify your account

    Note: Move this message to your inbox folder if you are having a problem with the above link.

    You may not be able to access your email if ignored, this process takes few minutes only.

    Thank you,

    Support Team"

  • September 19, 2018 at 3:14 AM by an anonymous user from: Giza Governorate, Giza, Egypt

    Hi, we are on Office 365 and getting bombarded with this SPAM. any idea how we can stop these spam coming. thank you

    • September 19, 2018 at 5:23 AM by info

      You cannot stop them, but you flag them as spam so they are automatically sent to your junk folder.

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