What is “Mailbox Full”?
“Mailbox Full” is a phishing scam making the pretense that your mailbox is nearly full. The email states that can’t send or receive mail unless you click a link to verify your mailbox. The link really directs you to a dangerous website when you click it. An example of a recent fake email is shown below. If you get this email or one that is similar to it, delete it without responding or clicking any links from this email.
The content of the “Mailbox Full” email scam:
Subject: Action Required: mailbox error
5 GB 4998 MB
Your mailbox is temporarily disabled due to storage being full! To retain access, you need to increase capacity of your mailbox.
Increase Mailbox Capacity
Issue: Full Capacity
Timestamp: 2/1/2023 5:22:53 p.m.
Intended For: –
|Name||“Mailbox Full” scam|
|Type of threat||Scam email, social engineering, fraud|
|Distribution method||Impersonating court summonses issued by official agencies for allegedly watching child pornographic videos and engaging in pedophilia|
|Goal||Stealing customers’ personal information or deceiving them into paying phony fines|
|Removal Tool||To get rid of scam emails and avoid them in the future, we recommend using MailWasher.|
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