Phishing Scam - You Submitted a Request to Terminate your Microsoft Account
October 28, 2014
The email messages below: "You submitted a request to terminate your Microsoft account," are phishing scams designed to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook user names and passwords. The email messages were not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to trick the recipients into hijacking their accounts, and use it for malicious purposes.
Please continue reading below.
The Microsoft Account Phishing Email Scams
Dear Hotmail Customer,
You submitted a request to terminate your Hotmail account email address and the process has started by our Hotmail Email Team, Please give us 3 working days to close your email address.
All files on your Hotmail mail including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Hotmail Email address will be Denied; If anything doesn't look right, To cancel the termination follow the link below to make changes and sign in your Hotmail! email account and cancel request
Hotmail Account Services
Dear Microsoft account user,
You submitted a request to terminate your Microsoft account and the process has been started by our Microsoft Mail Team, Please give us 3 working days to close your Microsoft Mail Account.
All folders in your Microsoft Account including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft, Folders) will be deleted and access to your Microsoft Account will be Denied.
To cancel the termination request click
CANCEL ACCOUNT TERMINATION REQUEST
For further help please contact support department.
Microsoft Account Services
If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account by going to www.hotmail.com, www.live.com or www.outlook.com, instead of clicking on the links in these email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into account.
If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately.
If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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