Scam Example

I have just now received this attempt of scam to my Gmail,
While this is web related it can happen in whatever other field you may work or study at.
It might come from your university or your place of work.

This is quite advanced since they did some research to find out my real name and didn't just post what my name as it appears at Gmail.

If you ever receive a mail from an institute or place that asks you to follow a link, instead of following the link access the website of that place by typing the address yourself manually and making sure.

If you are too lazy to do that, do double check the actual address it will send you to by hovering your mouse above the link, a small snippet will appear that will tell you the address that this link actually leads to.

Dear Valued Bluehost Customer [real name].

Your account contains more than 8148 directories and may pose a potential performance risk to the server.
Please reduce the number of directories for your account to prevent possible account deactivation.

In order to prevent your account from being locked out we recommend that you create special tmp directory.

Or use the link below: garbled encoded text)
(if you would click that link you would be sent to since they used basic HTML to forge this mail) garbled encoded text)
Thank you,
Toll Free: (phone number)
Outside US: (phone number)