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Windows Live Email Account has Exceeded it Storage Limit – Phishing Scam

2014-01-07T22:24:47 -  +
Windows Live Email Account has Exceeded it Storage Limit – Phishing Scam

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.

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Windows Live Email Account has Exceeded it Storage Limit Phishing Email Scam

From: Microsoft account team microsoftaccount@microsoft.com
Sent:Tue 1/07/14 6:59 PM
Subject: FW: Billing Account

Dear Customer,

*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.
https://accountservices.msn.com/EmailPage.sr8?emailid4847

Signed,
Windows Live ID Customer Support. 
Copyright 2014 Inc. 
All rights reserved. Terms of Service
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Dear Customer,
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
Thank you

Windows Live
2013 Microsoft
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  • Posted: Jul 23, 2016 4:47 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "Dear Customer,

    *Your account has exceeded its storage limit as set by our Administrator, and you might not be able to receive new emails until you Re-Validate your account to avoid deactivation and irregular received of message.

    Please click on the link below to Re-Validate your account.

    CLICK HERE TO RE-VALIDATE

    Signed,

    Windows Live ID Customer Support. Windows Live ID Customer Support.
    Copyright 2016 Inc.
    All rights reserved. Terms of Service,
    Administrator."

    Received this email yesterday I deleted it but want all to be on the look out.

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 7, 2016 10:05 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: kshleifer@ msn.com
    Subject: RESET CONFIRMATION™ 2016
    Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 05:45:41 0000

    Dear Customer,

    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

    Thank you

    Copyright © 2016 Microsoft. All rights reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 22, 2014 10:15 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    Hi everyone,
    I received an email this morning, and the content is below:

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    "Your profile has been updated.to avoid suspension
    View Notifications (Link)

    Thanks,
    The Microsoft account team
    Microsoft account security alert?"
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    I kept receiving these kinds of email and feel annoyed.

    delete


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