Sample of the Phishing Email

From: Administrator []
Sent: Monday, 27 January, 2014 12:45 PM
Subject: Your email account ( will be shut down



Your email address ( has been transmitting viruses to our servers and because of this, your email  will be deactivated permanently if not resolved.

In respect to the above, you are urgently required to sanitize your email with Norton E-mail Scanner; otherwise, your access to email services will be deactivated

Click here now to scan and sanitize your e-mail account
(the link here points to unknown external site)

Note that failure to sanitize your account immediately will lead to permanent deactivation of your email account without warning.

We are very sorry for the inconveniences this might have caused you and we assure you that everything will return to normal as soon as you have done the needful.