Microsoft Hotmail/Outlook Phishing Email - "Update your Email account"
Nov 12, 2015
The email message below with subject: "Update your Email account," is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook user names and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' accounts and use them fraudulently.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Phishing Microsoft Hotmail/Outlook Email
Subject: Update your Email account
Hello Hotmail User
Note: If you ignore this message, your Hotmail email account will be suspended.
Microsoft requires all Hotmail & Outlook Email users to re-validate their email account.
Click on the Link below and Enter your Hotmail email address and Password to validate your email account.
No further action is required after the validation of your email account.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter and for using Microsoft Email Service.
Account Validation Service
Microsoft Hotmail & Outlook
©2015 Microsoft Internet Services. All rights reserved.
The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames and passwords on the fake website, the information will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.
If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the 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. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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