I got a message from a website:

We already lifted you sanction to your account.

What does it mean?

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    – user140086
    Jan 7, 2016 at 6:07
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    You are unable to decipher its meaning because it's a poorly constructed, error-ridden sentence.
    – BiscuitBoy
    Jan 7, 2016 at 7:10
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    Sounds like your typical phishing mail. Mar 14, 2016 at 13:54

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It means that the person who wrote it could barely speak English. Assuming you have transcribed it accurately above you are strongly urged to suspect that it is "phishing" mail, as Sander suggests in his comment.

If you believe it MIGHT be real, and not phony, and you feel that further action is required, you should contact the institution directly -- do not reply using an address in the message and do not click on any "button" in the message.

If you made an error in transcription (ie, it really said "We have already lifted the sanction on your account") then disregard most of what I've said (though one should always suspect that an unsolicited message of this sort is phishing).

  • Heeey, you actually answered one, Licks.
    – The Nate
    Apr 6, 2016 at 15:25

A "sanction" is a punishment. Apparently, you did something that was against their policies and/or rules. In relation to a website, a sanction is usually some kind of restriction that limits a user's permissions or abilities to use the site in order to dissuade you from doing what you did wrong again. The message is saying that the punishment is now over and the restriction has been removed. You are no longer being punished. Your user account has returned to normal.

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