An email that has been sent asking some HardyNet subscribers to verify their accounts is a scam. The email has been received by several HardyNet customers and claims to be from “Hardynet Verification Centre.” The email text says that all unverified accounts will be shut down due to congestion on a mail server. The customer is then asked to click on a link that tries to elicit account and password information from the customer.
This email is not from HardyNet. Please delete this email immediately and do not click on any links in the body of the email. It is a classic “phishing” post, which is an attempt to defraud an online account holder of personal or financial information by posing as a legitimate company.
The scam email looks like this:
“From: “Hardynet Verification Centre” <firstname.lastname@example.org> (NOTE: This is not our legitimate email address.)
Date: December 4, 2015 at 9:23:56 AM EST
To: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
Subject: Hardynet Mail Alert
Dear valued customer,
Due to congestion in our mail server, all unverified accounts would be shut down. To confirm this account (YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS) is active, please click on this link http://dcen.tripod.com/ for verification purpose.
Thank you for using Hardynet mail!
Copyright © 2015 Hardynet”
Again, please delete this email immediately if you receive it and do NOT click on any links in the body of the email. We have contacted the domain holder in question and warned him that we are aware illegal phishing activity is taking place.