According to this email, which claims to be from ‘Mail Services’, your email account has been blacklisted. The message advises you to click a button to remove the supposed blacklist and ‘renew’ your account.
However, the email is not from any legitimate mail service provider. Instead, it is a phishing scam designed to steal your email account password. If you click the link in the email, you will be taken to a website that claims that you must enter your email account password in the field provided to keep your mailbox running and remove your email address from the blacklist. If you enter you password as requested, you will be taken to a second fake page that claims that you have successfully removed your address from the blacklist. After a few seconds, the page will automatically redirect to an unrelated domain services website.
Meanwhile, the criminals who created this phishing campaign can collect your password and use it to hijack your email account. Once they have gained access to your account, they can use it to launch further spam and scam campaigns in your name. If the same login credentials provide access to multiple services, the scammers may be able to take control of other accounts as well.
Your email service provider is extremely unlikely to send you an email about an account issue that asks you to click a link and provide your password or other personal information. If you receive such an email, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains. Always login to any of your online accounts, including webmail, by entering the address into your browser’s address bar or via an official app.
Mail Services to [email address removed]
Your account has beed blacklisted
We notice a change on your account and it will remain blacklisted untill you renew your account.
If you want to continue using your [email address removed] account. follow the unblacklist button
Notice: Failure unblacklist your account. it will be teminated as a result of scam activities.
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Last updated: January 4, 2016
First published: January 4, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
Phishing Scams – Anti-Phishing Information