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Scam: "Deactivation of your email address"

8/17/2011

 

From: Rita Williams [mailto:RJWILLIAMS@brgov.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11:45 AM
Subject: Deactivation of Your Email Address

THIS MESSAGE IS FROM OUR TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM This message is sent
automatically by the computer. If you are receiving this message it means
that your email address has been queued for deactivation; this was as a
result of a continuous error script (code:505)receiving from this email
address. Click here and fill out the required field to resolve this problem

Note: Failure to reset your email by ignoring this message or inputting wrong information will result to instant deactivation of this email
address

 

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How to recognize this as a scam

  • WVOT will never "deactivate" your email through any automated process
  • Spelling and formatting are not professional
  • WVOT will never try to burden you with technical jargon