Scam Alert – “Email Account Requires Upgrade”
If you have received emails telling you that you are a lucky winner on Facebook, please ignore them. Or, if you have received emails claiming your mailboxes are due for updates for security reasons and threatens to close your email if you do not follow the instructions, please ignore them. This is because the emails are sent by cyber-criminals to trick their potential victims into visting phishing websites that steal email account Usernames and Passwords
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The Email Comes Thus:
Email Account Required Upgrade firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu 01/02/2018 20:11
From: “Email Verification Team”
mailbox security alert
your mailbox is due to update
for your own security, please update your mailbox immediately.
Your mailbox will be closed if you are not updated within 48 hours
Update your mailbox details here
People who have already fallen for the scam are asked to change their email account passwords before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by the cyber-criminals responsible for the fake and phishing emails.