SCAM ALERT: 9740 Directories

In 2014, a GoDaddy phishing spam started showing up in people’s inboxes stating “Your account contains more than 9740 directories and may pose a potential performance risk to the server.”  It then asks to reduce the number of directories for your account to prevent account deactivation.  It provides a link to click on to resolve the issue.  Today, it appears to come from other hosting companies like Hostgator.

Please be aware that this is still a scam.  Even if you receive an email from a service that you use, that appears to be authentic, always log in directly at the service provider’s website, and never ever click on the link in the email.

Hovering over the link in a browser reveals that the link is not to Hostgator.

Learn about other scams we’ve found and other website support services.

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