Watch Out For Fake Email Revalidation Messages
You Will Not Be Able To Receive New Mails Until You Re-Validate your mailbox to create space for incoming mails. To Re-Validate – >Click Here:
Phishing is a way of obtaining personal information online by pretending to be someone else. In the examples received to this email system the phishing requests all seem to be purporting to come from academic institutions but there are some obvious watch signs. Firstly, the email may purport to come from an academic institution but the recipient is not a recognised email address. Also, the idea that re-validating a mailbox will “create space” sounds like nonsense. In addition there is a link that simply states “Click Here:” and hovering over the hyperlink indicates the link actually leads to a Google Docs form. In addition the emails have tended to include a “comforting” disclaimer but this disclaimer is a link to a different site entirely.
The fact that these emails are being sent in this way indicates that someone may have inadvertently clicked on the link and entered their username and password and in doing so compromised their online personal or business email security. Don’t be that person – avoid clicking links from unexpected communications and even treat known ones with caution.