Microsoft Phishing Scam - "Upgrade Your Account Now It Will Be Closed"
Apr 4, 2016
The email message below with the subject: "Upgrade Your Account Now It Will Be Closed," which claims that the recipients' Microsoft Outlook accounts will be closed if they do not upgrade, 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 Microsoft Outlook email account's password immediately.
The Microsoft Account Phishing Scam
From: outluook.activatealert90009 @outlook.com
Subject: UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW IT WILL BE CLOSED
Security alert your Microsoft account has been compromised. You must update it immediately or your account will be close now.
Due to this, to ensure that your email service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below.
Click here to update
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