Microsoft Hotmail / Outlook / Window-Live Phishing Email - "Resolve Account Issue"
Dec 23, 2015
The email message below with subject: "Resolve Account Issue," 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 by hijacking them, and then using them fraudulently.
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The Fake and Phishing Microsoft Hotmail/Outlook Email
Subject: Resolve Account Issue|
From: Outlook.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have recently detected an unusual activity on your outlook account.
Windows-Live has placed a hold on your e-mail account until this issue is resolved.
To ensure that your e-mail service is not interrupted, please Follow the Link Below:
Outlook Account Team.
Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052
You are receiving this email because you have an Outlook.com account.
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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