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Beware of "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2016‏‏‏" Hotmail/Outlook Phishing Scam

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Beware of "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2016‏‏‏" Hotmail/Outlook Phishing Scam

The email message below: "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2016‏‏‏," is a fake. The fake email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, who created the fake email message to steal their potential victims' Microsoft Hotmail, Live, or Outlook user names and passwords. So, recipients of the fake email message should not not click on the link or follow the instructions in it. The link in the phishing email message will take recipients who have clicked on it, to a phishing Microsoft Hotmail or Outlook website, where they will be asked to sign-in. Once the potential victims attempt to sign-in, their email account credentials(usernames and passwords) will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing scam. Once cyber-criminals are in possession of their victims' email account credentials, they will hijack and use their victims' email accounts fraudulently.

The Hotmail/Outlook Phishing Email Message Scam

From: lmj_111@hotmail.com
Subject: RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2016‏‏‏
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:20:04 +0000

RESET ALERT

Dear Account User,

We need to be sure if you are the real owner of this account so please verify your account now.

Please Login Here to continue verification.

Thanks,

Copyright 2016 Inc.

If you were tricked into entering your user name and password on the fake or phishing Hotmail/Outlook website, please change your password immediately.

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