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Magua's avatar
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Bogus email from 'Cox Communications'!

Hey All, This morning I received this email from some little puke posing as 'Cox Communications'. So BEWARE! BTW, Since Cox will not allow me to post this creep's full address in the 'from line', be advised it starts with 'bj65' followed by '@' then 'njit' followed by '.edu'. Hope this helps! ----------------------------------------------------- from: Cox Communications to: undisclosed-recipients: Dear Account Subscriber We recently noticed that important mails are delayed before received due to our anti-spam filter. We are currently verifying our Cox High Speed Internet webmail subscribers email accounts in order to increase the Efficiency of our Cox High Speed Internet webmail features. We are deleting all unused email account, To confirm your account is currently in use and to make sure your account is not disable. Please click reply and enter your Username here ( ) And Password Here ( ) to confirm your email account now. Note: Account holder who refuses to abide by this update will loose the account without prior notice after receiving this warning message. Thank you for using Cox High Speed Internet Email Account! Cox High Speed Internet.Email Support Team 1998-2011 Cox Communications, Inc.

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  • yak's avatar
    Contributor III

    The key to identifying the scam is the "Dear Account Subscriber".  Cox would never send you an email addressed that way. This allows the scammers to send out 5,000 per day.  

    Cox knows who you are and will address all emails to you personally. 

  • Hi Magua,

    Thanks for spreading the word about phishing attacks! Never provide username and password information via email to anyone, even it the email looks like it is coming from your bank, credit card company, or one of your other online accounts. Also, if you do receive an email from Cox that asks for personal information, please send to AS AN ATTACHMENT. Use the links below to learn more about spam, phishing, and how to send these types of email as attachments.