Scam: Email Server De-activation Notice

An email with the following subject has been doing the rounds recently:

“Server De-activation Notice”

The message itself starts as follows:

“Dear {{-Email-}},

Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your e-mail and this request will be processed shortly.
If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now.”

This is followed by a link asking you to:

“Cancel De-activation”


The email is a scam to get you to visit a hacked website that looks like it may download some really nasty stuff onto your computer.

This is what the email looks like:

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