Phishing Scam for Email Users

Another phishing scam is circulating, following the lines of similar ones over the last few years.

ie. Scare users into divulging logins and passwords by saying their access to something is finishing.

Fortunately, the link in the one a client of mine has sent me has been deleted, so the damage has been minimised. But these tactics appear all too frequently.

Here is the content of the email:

Date: 27 January 2011 10:30:54 AM NZDT
To: recipient address
Subject: Access to your e-mail is coming to an end

Good customer,

Access to e-mail is coming to an end,
We recommend that you upgrade your account, to avoid suspension.

Click on the Upgrade Now below to update your account.
Upgrade Now

Thank you.

Whenever you get an email that you are suspicious of, paste some of it into Google and see if it has been mentioned anywhere.

And remember, don\’t click on any links you are not sure of.