Email Account “Warning” Phishing

I get a lot of these lately.  Seriosuly, people, if they ask for information they should already know, it’s obviously a scam.  Reminds me of phone scams where they ask you to verify your credit card information and full SS number.

From: Louise Collins [LCollins@clarku.edu]
Subject: Your Mail Box Quota Has Exceeded The Set Limit
Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB as set by your administrator, you are currently running on 20.9GB,
you may not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox.
To re-validate your mailbox  please click the link below:
If the link above does not work please copy and paste the link below to your browser window
Thanks
Louise Collins
System Administrator

And

From: hgadisman@djusd.k12.ca.us
To: info@team.com
Subject: MAILBOX UPDATE

Attn: Faculty/Staff/Students,

This is to inform you that your mailbox will soon be de-activated by your System Administrator due to an unusual activity detected in your mailbox. We noticed that webmail account has been compromised by spammers. It seems they have gained access to webmail accounts and have been using it for illegal internet activities. The center is currently performing maintenance and upgrading it’s data base. We intend upgrading our Email Security Server for better online services hence you may not be able to receive new mail until your mailbox is upgraded. Please Click the link below to validate your mailbox and upgrade your account.

http://seaccouted.4-all.org If your mailbox becomes de-activated for an extended period of time, it may result in further limitations or eventual closure of your mailbox. The information contained in this e-mail may be confidential and is intended solely for the use of the named addressee. Access, copying or re-use of the e-mail or any information contained herein by any other person is not authorized.

Attn: Faculty/Staff/Students,

This is to inform you that your mailbox will soon be de-activated by your System Administrator due to an unusual activity detected in your mailbox. We noticed that webmail account has been compromised by spammers. It seems they have gained access to webmail accounts and have been using it for illegal internet activities. The center is currently performing maintenance and upgrading it’s data base. We intend upgrading our Email Security Server for better online services hence you may not be able to receive new mail until your mailbox is upgraded. Please Click the link below to validate your mailbox and upgrade your account.

… the link of which takes you to:

And one for the road …

From: System Administrator [selena@selena.net.ua]
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Dear User

Dear User,
Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB as set by your
administrator, you are currently running on 20.9GB, you may not be able to
receive some new mail until you re-validate your mailbox.
To re-validate your mailbox please click the link below:

Note: If the link above didn’t work please send below information to thesystem administrator email address: accupdate00@w.cn

First Name:…………..

Last Name:……………

E-mail:………………

Users Name:…………..

Password:…………….

Thanks
System Administrator

 

 

http://systemupgrad.admin/mail

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