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Beware of "An Unusual Activity Has Been Noticed On Your Account" Outlook Email Scam

The email messages below: "An unusual activity has been noticed on your Account" and "We noticed some unusual activities in your outlook Account," are phishing scams designed to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook user names and passwords. The email messages were not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to Microsoft email account users' accounts and use it for malicious purposes.
Beware of "An Unusual Activity Has Been Noticed On Your Account" Outlook Email Scam
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Beware of "An Unusual Activity Has Been Noticed On Your Account" Outlook Email Scam


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Beware of "An Unusual Activity Has Been Noticed On Your Account" Outlook Email Scam

The email messages below: "An unusual activity has been noticed on your Account" and "We noticed some unusual activities in your outlook Account," are phishing scams designed to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook user names and passwords. The email messages were not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to Microsoft email account users' accounts and use it for malicious purposes.

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The Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook Phishing Email Scams

From: Microsoft account team (fabienne.domitile @camerooncatalyst.org)
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:49:36 AM

Dear Outlook.com Customer,

An unusual activity has been noticed on your Account. We want to make sure that your account is safe and secure.in support of this commitment, you are mandated to re-validate your account immediately to secure it.

Resolve Now

We've taken this precaution to protect our server from spam activities while we make sure that the activity doesn't cause harm--even unintentionally.

Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:56:03 +0000

From: fabienne.domitile @camerooncatalyst.org
Subject: Microsoft Account Upgrade®

Microsoft account
Action Required To Re-Validate Your Account

Dear Outlook.com Customer,

We noticed some unusual activities in your outlook Account and also Your outlook password was recently changed again if this request was made by you kindly click the link below to secure your account.

Secure My Account

Thanks,
The Microsoft account team

If you have received email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in these email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into account.

If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. This is because, once these cybercriminals gain access to your account, they will lock you out of it by changing your password, and then use it for malicious purposes.

If you are unable to change your password, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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