Phishing Scam: Mailbox is Almost Full

Here’s a new twist on an old scam.

Got this email today:

Phishing Email

If you can’t read it, it says:

Your mailbox is almost full.

Dear [redacted],

3840MB 4096MB
Current size Maximum size

Please reduce your mailbox size. Delete any items you don’t need from your mailbox and empty your Deleted Items folder. Click here to do reduce size automatically.

Of course, the “click here” link takes you to a PHP page on a site that has nothing to do with my email server, my domain name, my ISP, the sender’s domain name, or even Google, which, for some reason appears in the footer with yet another link to the same page.

Come on, folks! Don’t be fooled into clicking links in email messages, especially if they’re from someone you don’t know. This is how hackers get into your email and social networking accounts or even your bank accounts. This is how they send email messages to your friends, trying to lure them into the same phishing scams.

Spread the word, educate the folks who don’t know better.

4 thoughts on “Phishing Scam: Mailbox is Almost Full

  1. Geesh. These scammers are relentlessly trying different things, aren’t they?!?! Some unknowing person can be in for all kinds of problems … SMH.

    Thanks for the update on this one. Pfffffffttttt Darn scammers.

    • I’m just trying to spread the word. Every once in a while I get an email message from an acquaintance who was hacked. I think the best way to fight against this kind of stuff is to keep informing people who don’t know how dangerous clicking links can be. As I explained to someone else on Facebook, sometimes people will Google phrases from emails they get and they find my posts about them. If I can prevent even ONE person from getting hacked through a phishing scam, I’ve done my job.

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