Why did I receive a phishing/scam email stating my password was changed?

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    zhiler
    Asked on June 26, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Hello, I received an email from a potential phishing scam that I thought you might want to be aware of. I've pasted the text from the email below.

     

    -- BEGIN --

    Hi,

    Your password was reset using the email address reply@abouthyper.net on Thursday June 22, 2017 at 05:50am.


    Operating system: Windows
    Browser: Chrome
    IP address:  74.204.10.15
    Estimated location:  Brandenburgische Str 14, 55278 Hahnheim Germany



    If you did this, you can safely disregard this email.
    If you didn't do this, please contact us by replying to this email for more informations


    Don't recognize this activity?
    A malicious user might have your password. Please Contact us. we'll review your recent activity and help you take corrective action.





    Why are we sending this? We take security very seriously and we want to keep you in the loop on important actions in your account.
    We were unable to determine whether you have used this browser or device with your account before. This can happen when you sign in for the first time on a new computer, phone or browser, when you use your browser's incognito or private browsing mode or clear your cookies, or when somebody else is accessing your account.


    Thanks,
    Security Team

    -- END --

     

    I hope no one falls victim to this.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Zac

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    Kevin_G
    Answered on June 26, 2017 at 12:27 PM

    Apologies for the inconveniences this may have caused to you. 

    Please, just ignore that email that you received, someone was using JotForm forms for spamming purposes; however, we have already identified and suspended the related accounts, we have also taken the necessary actions in order to stop such activity.

    I would also suggest you to block the email addresses on that email that are not related to JotForm, this way you avoid to keep receiving emails from them. 

     

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    liyam
    Answered on July 12, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Hello Trey,

    The person may have acquired a list of emails to send to from other sources and networking sites, and as it appears, he's using a different service outside JotForm to send emails for spam. This is the reason why he could still do what he's doing. But what matters here is that the person doing this has no active account with us and his intention is to malign our reputation. 

    The one he previously used appears to have had him banned which prevented him to continue with his malicious activities. But as it shows, he's back again. In any case, just ignore the email. 

    Thanks for your understanding and we apologize for this inconvenience.