Microsoft Hotmail Phishing Scam - "[ACCOUNT-ALERT - 6605180027 0871251453-SSA] "
Dec 19, 2015
The email message below with subject: "[ACCOUNT-ALERT: 6605180027 0871251453-SSA]," is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook user names and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, Hotmail or Outlook, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' accounts and use them fraudulently.
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The Fake and Phishing Microsoft Hotmail/Outlook Email
From: Outlook1.Microsoft. Hotmail.message.1. ssaofwabhv-66051800ss@ _ssaof660cutomSignIN .loofking.pitchup.com
Date: 2015-12-19 8:00 AM (GMT-08:00)
Cc: email@example.com .guess .ca
Subject: [ACCOUNT-ALERT: 6605180027 0871251453-SSA] - ACCOUNT-ALERT:50581548153202614702-OBP
December 19 2015
Dear Account E-mail Holder(),
We`re having a problem verifying your email account information.
You might not be able to see all your email messages due to several security concerns.
We will start working on fixing the problem as soon you verify your account details.
Please check your login details by following our secure link:
If your email information is not updated within 24 hours your email account might expire.
We apologize for the lengthy interruption in service.
Outlook Online Ticket-ID-66051800270871251453/FKI
This job alert has been active since March 19 2015 for
Outlook - Microsoft - Hotmail - Msn
Online Service - 2015
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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