I m putting out a general warning to all customers of the following email phishing scam currently going out to a lot of Internet users around the world. “Phishing“ means that a scammer is pretending to be a trustworthy entity requesting to supply sensitive information which can be used to gain unauthorised access to your Account(s).
Below is an example of the phishing e-mail received by a customer today:
From: Webmail [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, 7 December 2012 2:00 AM
Subject: Update Your Account
This message is from webmail Support and we are sending it to every Email User Owner for safety.
we are having congestion’s due to the anonymous registration of web mail accounts so we are
shutting down some webmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted.
We are sending you this email so that you can verify and let us know if you still want to
use this account. If you are still interested, please confirm your account by filling the space below.
Date of Birth:
Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after 48 Hours of receiving this warning
will lose his or her account permanently.
This is yet another example of the type of crap people have to deal with these days.
Don’t get fooled. Think thrice before giving away your personal data.
Always think before you click on a link from someone you do not know.
Just my $0.02c
Till next time