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Beware of "Email Re-activation 2016" Microsoft Outlook Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Email Re-activation 2016" Microsoft Outlook Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Email Re-activation 2016," which claims that errors were detected in the the recipients' Microsoft accounts, and the recipients are advised to re-confirm their accounts, is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft user names and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it and not to follow the instructions in it.

The Phishing Microsoft Outlook Email Message

From: planetlewis@hotmail.com
Subject: Email Re-activation 2016
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:42:26 +0100

Outlook

Dear User ,

Our system detected an error in your account, we strongly advise you to Re-confirm your account

RE-LOGIN NOW to resolve the error.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Regards,

Admin Desk 2015 member services.

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

For assistance, log in to your Outlook! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

Outlook! Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

c 2016 outlook!, Inc. All rights reserved.

The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' 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, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.

If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into account. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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