Windows Live Email Account has Exceeded it Storage Limit – Phishing Scam
January 7, 2014
The email messages below: "Windows Live Email account has exceeded storage limit" are fakes. These email messages were not sent by Microsoft and are phishing scams designed to steal your Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook user name and password.
Please continue reading below.
Windows Live Email Account has Exceeded it Storage Limit Phishing Email Scam
From: Microsoft account team email@example.com
Sent:Tue 1/07/14 6:59 PM
Subject: FW: Billing Account
*Your Windows Outlook Live account has exceeded its storage limit as set by our Administrator, and you will not be able to receive new emails until you Re-Validate your account to avoid suspension.
Please click on the link below to Re-Validate your account.
Windows Live ID Customer Support.
Copyright 2014 Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service
Your Windows Live Email account has exceeded its limit and needs to be verified, if not verified within 24 hours, we shall suspend your account.
Click here to verify your email account now
Never click on the links in these email messages. Clicking on any of the links in these email messages will take you to a fake Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook, and ask you to sign-in with your user name and password.
If you enter your user name and password on these fake websites, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind these phishing scams.
If you were tricked into entering your user name and password on one of the fake websites, please change your password immediately.
Also, Microsoft will never ask you for your personal information, will never call you, send your antivirus messages, or ask to connect to your machine remotely.
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