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A scam email that says your email is on hold

phishing scams

This phishing email attempts to trick you by telling you your emails have been placed on hold until you click a link.

Here is an example (with comments in red)...

Subject:

Message Delivery Failure   10/01/2019

Body of the email looks like this...

INCOMING MAILS ON HOLD

This is to notify you about your incoming Mails placed on hold This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hold details

Date: 01/10/2019  < (notice American Style Date)

Mails Hold: 19

Status: Undelivered/Clustered

Please restore your mails performing activity below:

Restore Mails Access

(Notice grammatical error)

Forward to Mail Server Cleaning with Microsoft Cloud Server

(Notice the use of the word 'Microsoft' to sound 'official') 

Messages will be delete and damage if actions are not performed  < (More grammatical errors!)

Thanks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;

Account Support 

10/01/2019 < (American Dates again)

What action should you take?:

  • Do not click on anything

  • Do not follow any instructions

  • Delete the email

If you happen to have Easykey's Cloudcare Antivirus and do make the mistake of clicking on a link - you will see this...

Phishing Alert

(This is your anitvirus keeping you safe)

Find out more about CloudCare AntiVirus

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