Outlook Service Team Phishing Email - "Upgrade Update"
Nov 9, 2015
The email message below with subject: "Upgrade Update," is a phishing scam designed 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 for malicious purposes.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Phishing Microsoft Email
Subject: Upgrade Update
We received a request from you to delete your account permanently. Your request is being processed by our technical team and in less than 12hrs it will be effected. If you did not make this request Click Here now and sign back in,otherwise your email account will be permanently removed from our server.
Outlook Service Team
The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft 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, it 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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