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Beware of "De-Activation Of Your Mailbox Is Been Processed(FINAL WARNING)" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "De-Activation Of Your Mailbox Is Been Processed(FINAL WARNING)" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "De-Activation Of Your Mailbox Is Been Processed(FINAL WARNING)," which claims that a request will be processed shortly to deactivate the recipients' email accounts, is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail 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 follow the instructions in it.

The Phishing Microsoft Outlook Email Message

From: wnboylan@msn.com
Subject: De-Activation Of Your Mailbox Is Been Processed(FINAL WARNING)
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:28:11 +0000

Server Message

Dear User,

Our record indicates that you recently made a request to deactivate email And this request will be processed shortly.

If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

Cancel De-activation

However, if you do not cancel this request, the your account will be De-activated shortly and all your email data will be lost permanently.

Regards.

Email Administrator.

2016 Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This message is auto-generated from E-mail security server, and replies sent to this email can not be delivered.

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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