Phishing emails - be aware and alert

Dear {$client_name},

There have been an increase of phishing emails send through the Internet to email users.
Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication

The thieves will change email headers, and make the email they send appear legitimate. They will then have links on the phishing email that requre you to perform some actions where they ask for your password and username. When they get access to your password, they will use your account to send spam emails to thousands of users, or even con your clients.

NOTE that we never send emails asking clients for their usernames and passwords.

If you have been a victim of a phishing attack, please change your email password and cpanel password immediately. You can also contact us at any time for any help you may need.

Below are sample emails that are sent for phishing purposes to convince you to give them your usernames and passwords.

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SAMPLE PHISHING EMAIL 1
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Dear User,
Your mailbox has almost reached its mail-quota and due for upgrade.

You can upgrade to extra 30GB plan for free now. ... Note: Please validate your email within 24 Hours of receiving this notice to avoid Email Service Interruption (ESI)

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SAMPLE PHISHING EMAIL 2
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Your mailbox is full.

2590 MB 2048 MB
Current size xxx Maximum size info xxx

Your Mailbox can no longer send or receive messages. kindly verify and upgrade your Mailbox to the latest version to get unlimited access with new exciting features.

UPGRADE AND VERIFY HERE

And avoid suspension of your mailbox youremails@domain.com, upgrade is free. failure to upgrade your account will result to termination of your account.

Regards

Email Administrator


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SAMPLE PHISHING EMAIL 3
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Hi ,

You are running low of data volume (89% Storage Low).

Avoid account malfunction, and retrieve pending mails from clicking on the below link

GET MORE FREE STORAGE

We will not be responsible for any mail malfunction or account locked up if after this warning no response from you.

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SAMPLE PHISHING EMAIL 4
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Dear user,
Your mailbox has almost reached its mail-quota and due for upgrade.

You can upgrade to extra 30GB plan for free now.
Click here to upgrade (phishing link added)

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