If you received a text message or email telling you that “Account might be blocked for your security!” DON’T click on any link or respond to it! The spam message comes from firstname.lastname@example.org, which should be a tip-off, but in case you’re not sure, it’s a scam!
As you can see, they are using the URL shortener bit.do to make it look even more enticing:
Shame on bit.do for not having an automatic filter that disallows URLs with the term “paypal” in them!
As for the address of email@example.com, LSG.org is a domain that comes out of Grand Cayman (surprise, surprise), an offshore region from which originate many online scams.
Here is the information for LSG.org:
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Domain Name: LSG.ORG
Registry Domain ID: D54647118-LROR
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL: http://uniregistrar.com
Updated Date: 2016-10-06T18:52:33Z
Creation Date: 2001-01-26T11:39:24Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2019-01-26T11:39:24Z
Registrar: Uniregistrar Corp
Registrar IANA ID: 1659
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone:
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: uniregkv99de9zb
Registrant Name: Domain Administrator
Registrant Organization: Name Administration Inc. (BVI)
Registrant Street: Box 10518 APO
Registrant City: Grand Cayman
Registrant State/Province: Grand Cayman
Registrant Postal Code: BWI
Registrant Country: KY
Registrant Phone: +1.3459466879
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registry Admin ID: uniregkv99de9zb
Admin Name: Domain Administrator
Admin Organization: Name Administration Inc. (BVI)
Admin Street: Box 10518 APO
Admin City: Grand Cayman
Admin State/Province: Grand Cayman
Admin Postal Code: BWI
Admin Country: KY
Admin Phone: +1.3459466879
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: email@example.com
Registry Tech ID: uniregkv99de9zb
Tech Name: Domain Administrator
Tech Organization: Name Administration Inc. (BVI)
Tech Street: Box 10518 APO
Tech City: Grand Cayman
Tech State/Province: Grand Cayman
Tech Postal Code: BWI
Tech Country: KY
Tech Phone: +1.3459466879
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name Server: NS2.UNIREGISTRYMARKET.LINK
Name Server: NS1.UNIREGISTRYMARKET.LINK
As always, whenever you receive a communication that purports to be from a service with which you do business, that includes a login or other such URL, we advise that you never click on that link, but instead go directly to your account with your browser, logging in at the service’s website. If they have a message for you, it will be there.
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