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Phishing emails regarding domain registration

From: "Melbourne IT Limited" <reseller@melbourneit.com>
Date: November 3, 2015 at 7:36:30 PM PST
Subject: Important notice regarding phishing emails

Dear CHCS,

Some of your customers may have received an email from abuse@melbourneit.com.au with a download link to an external website along with an external phone contact number.  Please be advised that this is a phishing attempt and not sent or authorized by Melbourne IT.  We have also discovered that a number of registrars have also been affected by this.  

If any of your customers contact you about this, please advise them to delete the email immediately. 

If you are unsure of the validity of the emails please check the email headers to determine the source and return path for the email address. If you require any assistance or have any questions regarding the email please contact your account manager or the reseller support team.

A copy of the email is below:

Subject: [Domain name] Suspension Notice

Dear Sir/Madam,

The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the Melbourne IT Ltd Abuse Policy:

Domain Name: [domain name]

Registrar: Melbourne IT Ltd

Registrant Name: [Registrant name matching whois]

Multiple warnings were sent by Melbourne IT Ltd Spam and Abuse Department to give you an opportunity to address the complaints we have received.

We did not receive a reply from you to these email warnings so we then attempted to contact you via telephone.

We had no choice but to suspend your domain name when you did not respond to our attempts to contact you.

Click here [LINK] and download a copy of complaints we have received.

Please contact us by email at mailto:abuse@melbourneit.com.au for additional information regarding this notification.

Sincerely,

Reseller Administration

Melbourne IT Limited