Beware of “Email Deactivation - Microsoft Account is Over the Limit” Phishing Scam
Jun 21, 2016
The email message below, which claims that the recipient’ email account is over its limit and should be verified within 24 hours, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created and sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients’ Microsoft Account 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 Windows Live Customer Support Email Message
From: Email Administrator <pbngraham@ bell.net>
Date: 06/20/2016 19:20 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: Email Deactivation
Your Microsoft account is over the limit, and needs to be verified. If you cannot confirm within 24 hours, we will suspend your account, click on the link below to verify your account.
Verify my account
Windows Live ID Customer Support.
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All rights reserved. Terms of Service
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