How the scam works:
(with video below) You use your e-mail a lot for sending and receiving attachments, so you're not surprised if the limit is sometimes reached. However, watch out for an e-mail that is warning you about your e-mail exceeding its maximum limit and sounds like this:
"Dear Subscriber, this is to inform you that you have exceeded your e-mail quota limit. You need to increase it, otherwise your e- mail account will be disabled in 24 hours. Increase your e-mail quota limit now and continue to use your account.”
By following the link that the scammers provide, you give personal info, starting with your e-mail password.
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How to avoid the Exceeded Email Quota scam:
In personal messages, if you are approached with “Dear Subscriber” instead of your real name (also look for bad grammar), you can bet it is a scam.
How to report the Exceeded Email Quota scam:
Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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