Phishing Scam -'Your E-mail Account Has Exceeded Its Sending and Receiving Limit'
Jul 22, 2014
The email message below: "We are sending this e-mail to inform you that your e-mail account has excedeed it's sending and receiving limit in the last 7 days," is a fake and scam. This email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, and is a phishing scam designed to steal your Microsoft, MSN, Hotmail, Live or Outlook user name and password. So, do not click on the links or follow the instructions in the email message.
Please continue reading below.
The WindowsLive / Hotmail Phishing Email Scam
Dear WindowsLive / Hotmail Customer [Email Removed],
We are sending this e-mail to inform you that your e-mail account has excedeed it's sending and receiving limit in the last 7 days.
Due to this, we have to suspend your account in order to prevent unwanted bots and spyware using our customer's accounts.
In order to verify your account and lift the suspenion limit, please verify your account information on the link below:
http://www.hotmail.com/ msn-unsuspend-account/ ***[email removed]*** /index-1021-oi15
The limit applied on your account will be lifted as soon as you verify your account.
After verification , you may use your e-mail account as usual.
Microsoft Account Security Team.
The links in this email message will take you to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website if you click on them.
If you were tricked into entering your user name and password on the fake MSN / Hotmail / Live / Outlook website, please change your password immediately.
Click here to change your password.
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