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-----Original Message----- From: Cox Communications [] Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:56 AM Subject: UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT Attn: CUSTOMER, This message is from Cox High Speed Internet. Due to excess abandoned webmail accounts, We are currently performing maintenance on our Digital webmail Server to improve the spam filter services in our webmail systems for better online services to avoid virus and spam mails. In order to ensure you do not experience service interruption, respond to this email immediately and confirm your account details; E -mail: Password: Birth date: send all information to: Account owner that refuses to send his or her account details after 2-5 working days of this notification will loose account permanently from our site data base for email violation. Thank you for being a loyal cox email user, we hope you enjoy the newest version of cox mail. © 1998-2017 Cox Communications, Inc.

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  • Thank you for posting a great example of a phishing email. In general, any email you receive requesting personal information is likely to be some form of fraud. It is an unfortunate reality that thieves and hackers continuously bombard the in-boxes of Internet users with fraudulent email. Cox employs the latest technology and methods to filter potentially destructive email from reaching our customers; however, some still gets through. Customers should 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 any online account.

    The biggest clue in this example is the email address Emails from Cox will almost always be from You can help us combat spam of this sort by sending this email to AS AN ATTACHMENT. Use the links below to learn more about spam, phishing, and how to send these types of email as attachments.