Your Account Will Be Blocked Phishing Email Scam
A generic email is circulating claiming your email address will be blocked if you don’t take action. It is not branded to be from an email service provider which is an attempt to scam a bulk amount of receivers from various email servers. This email is phishing for your login information – delete it from your inbox.
Figure A shows the generic email in question. It is mostly text with some colour added. The subject line reads “Your Account Will Be Blocked!” which is a scare tactic to get the receiver to open and read the email out of interest. The sender is shown as “Account Services” but is in no way related to an official email provider and is clearly spam. It uses another scare tactic, claiming you will lose your email account if you do not update it by clicking the dangerous link which will lead you to a malicious phishing website.
Figure B is a screenshot we were safely able to capture of the dangerous phishing website. It is again plain and generic with no branding of an email service provider. It has a simple form which is trying to trick you into entering your email log in information. Handing over this information is extremely dangerous and can lead to a chain of spamming and scamming.
We highly suggest you delete this email straight away if received. It is phishing for your email account information which will lead to further scamming. If you are ever in doubt that there is a problem with your email account contact your service provider directly.