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Phishing Scam - "You Submitted a Request to Terminate your Microsoft Account"

The email messages below: "You submitted a request to terminate your Microsoft account," are phishing scams designed to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook usernames 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.

Phishing Scam - You Submitted a Request to Terminate your Microsoft Account
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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

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Regards,

Hotmail Account Services

©2013 Microsoft

Scheduled Maintenance

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.

Regards,

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 in.

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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  • February 17, 2017 at 8:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Nairobi, Kenya

    Here is another scam:

    "We received a request to terminate your Account and the process has started by our Mail Team, Please give us 24 hours to close your Account. 

    To cancel the termination request Click here."

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Phishing Scam - "You Submitted a Request to Terminate your Microsoft Account"