The "Transmission of Viruses Requires Upgrade to New Version" Scam

The Transmission of Viruses Requires Upgrade to New Version Scam

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Online users who have received the "Transmission of Viruses Requires Upgrade to New Version" email below are asked not to follow the instructions in it. This is because the fake and phishing 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 will steal visitors' email account credentials (username and password) if they attempt to sign into it.

The "Transmission of Viruses Requires Upgrade to New Version" Scam

Subject: Requires Upgrade to New Version

Date: Mon 1/14/2019 7:47 PM

From: "Email Admin"

Server Notification

Dear (info@[domain name]),

Due to transmission of viruses from your account, your account will be permanently deactivated.

In respect to the above reason, you are urgently required to sanitize your email account with Global e-mail Server 3.0 Version Scanner; otherwise, your access to email services will be deactivated without warning!


Please move this message to your inbox and click the link if you found it into your spam because the link cannot open in your spam.

We are very sorry for the inconveniences this might have caused you and we assure you that everything will return to normal as soon as you have sanitized your email account.


Email Administrator

Online users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their email account password immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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The "Transmission of Viruses Requires Upgrade to New Version" Scam