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In seriousness, I got this on my office domain quite often. its just fishing email and wanted you to click on it, and hopefully get some information if you did type it in.
If its your provider email, I don't think they will be asking you to click on a link for verification. Even gmail itself will not do that. If its going to deactivate it, you ain't going to able to see that email to begin with unless its another email you set up for security check in.
On Sun, 2 May 2021 at 08:43, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...
Yes you are exactly right in this, Geen..
But the first part of the link would have the initial site so you can tell if it is legitimate. But I think I read sometime ago about links that only vary in something like a punctuation mark so the link may look extremely close to the authentic one. Better not to follow links in questionable messages unless you are sure they are safe.
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?
Gene, but it could be a link which redirects to something else…
I didn’t see that you had provided a copy of the message. It does answer the question. I still would treat it as phishing. Also, you can see the underlying link they want you to go to. I expect that it will not be to the web site. It may lead to a site that looks like the web site. I don’t know what e-mail program you are using but if you tell us, you should be able to be advised how to see that actual link, not the words that are displayed in the link.
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 11:41 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Is this a Scam or Fishing Email, or is it real?
I just received this Email, that tells me I have deactivated my Email,
which is absolutely not true. Never visited my Email provider's Web
site, and made No changes to my account.
So, I ask, is this a Fishing attempt, by someone hoping to get my
password? Or is it real.
And of course, since today is Saturday, I can't just call up my Phone
Company because they are closed for the week end.
You recently made a request to deactivate email. This request will be
If you did not make this request, cancel the request now.
If you do not cancel this request, your account will be deactivated and
all your email data will be lost.
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