Beware of “Activity Report - Closing & Deleting Your Account in Progress” Phishing Scam
Mar 21, 2016
The email message below, which claims a request to shutdown and close the the recipients' Microsoft accounts will be processed shortly, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created and sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients’ email account username and password. Once cyber-criminals have gotten their victims’ email account credentials, they will hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients of the fake email message should delete it and never attempt to click on the links or follow the instructions in it.
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Recipients of the fake email message, who have already followed the instructions in it, should change their email account's password immediately.
The Phishing Microsoft Account Email Message
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:36:12 +0100
Subject: ACTIVITY REPORT: Closing & Deleting Your Account in Progress ! !
From: firstname.lastname@example.org .ca
To: microsoft_accounts@ windowslive.com
We received your request to shutdown and close your account, we will process your request shortly.
All features associated with your account will be lost.
To retain your account, kindly Cancel Request to continue using our services and also strengthen your account security.
CANCEL & STOP REQUEST NOW !
The Microsoft account team
Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA © 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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