Warning! JavaScript is turned off or disabled! Some features on this website will not work.
»

Microsoft Hotmail Phishing Scam - "[ACCOUNT-ALERT - 6605180027 0871251453-SSA] "

2015-12-19T12:14:17 -  +
Microsoft Hotmail Phishing Scam - "[ACCOUNT-ALERT - 6605180027 0871251453-SSA] "

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.

Please continue below.

The Fake and Phishing Microsoft Hotmail/Outlook Email

From: Outlook1.Microsoft. Hotmail.message.1. [email protected] _ssaof660cutomSignIN .loofking.pitchup.com
Date: 2015-12-19 8:00 AM (GMT-08:00)
Cc: [email protected] .guess .ca
Subject: [ACCOUNT-ALERT: 6605180027 0871251453-SSA] - ACCOUNT-ALERT:50581548153202614702-OBP

Outlook
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:

https://outlook.com/?Joig-CA&refd= verify&user=

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.

This scam is similar to the following:

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: [email protected]

Also, report scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

If you want to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search engine.

Comments, Questions and Reviews
(Total: 3)

To help protect your privacy, please do not post or remove, your full name, telephone number, email address, username, password, account number, credit card information, home address or other sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews.

The comments or reviews below do not necessarily reflect the views of Online Threat Alerts.

  • Posted: 2017-02-08T13:25:45 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: [email protected]
    Date: February 8, 2017 at 1:09:14 PM CST
    Subject: E-mail Account Alert! [ID-EIY138]

    Unusual email account activity!
    Error-ID: [138-EI-138]

    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 as you verify your account details.

    To ensure that your email service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below:

    If your email information is not updated within 24 hours your email account might expire. We apologize for the lengthy interruption in service.

    (c) The Microsoft account team 2017"

    delete


  • Posted: 2015-12-21T01:17:37 by HardWorkingNurse from or near: Hughesdale, Victoria, Australia

    So if I have received one of these scam alerts, after reading through what you wrote, is my Hotmail account still okay if I just report the scam to Hotmail/Outlook and through my Inbox as well? Even though I wasn't silly enough to click the link.

    Or is it compromised already do you think?

    The Hotmail account is usually sitting open and was defiantly open, so I entered NO password to open Hotmail, when this arrived December 19th.

    I sort of guessed with their CC with 'admarketing' in it that it wasn't really real. But I do check now days as they can make them seem so genuine.

    Also I never tend anything that says that if I do not 'very' or what not "My account will be closed in 24 hours." Because here it is 48 hours later & I am still receiving Christmas bills.

    I really do hope you could get back to me please or someone else with correct knowledge of these to answer my question above.

    Merry Christmas.

    delete


    • Posted: 2015-12-21T08:44:57 by info

      Your account is ok. You did the right thing by not clicking on the link.

      Once you didn't click on the link and enter your Hotmail account's username and password on the phishing website or attempted to sign into the phishing website, your Hotmail account is ok.

      But, if at any you think your account has been compromised, you may change your password.

      delete


Show More of the 3 Comments

Write Your Comment, Question or Review

Write your comment, question or review in the box below to share what you know or to get answers. Please revisit after an hour or more to view reponses or answers to you questions.

Your comment, question or review will be posted as an anonymous user because you are not signed in. Sign-in.