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Beware of "Reactivate Your Email Account - Microsoft Hotmail-Live-Outlook" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Reactivate Your Email Account - Microsoft Hotmail-Live-Outlook" Phishing Scam

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The email messages below: "Reactivate Your Email 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 cybercriminals, whose intentions are to gain access to Microsoft email account users' accounts and use it for malicious purposes.

The Microsoft Hotmail-Live-Outlook Phishing Email Scams

  • Subject: REACTIVATE YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT!!!

    Attention;

    In compliance with the email upgrade instructions from Microsoft Corporation and WWW email domain host, all unverified email accounts would be suspended for verification.

    To avoid suspension of your email account and also to retain all email Contents, please perform one time automatic verification by completing the online verification form.

    Please CLICK HERE for the online verification form.

    As a confirmation of complete and successful verification, you shall be automatically be redirected to your email web page.

    Please move this message to your inbox, if found in bulk folder. Please do this for all your email accounts.

    Thank you.
    WWW. mail Support Team.
    © 2014 Microsoft Corporation.

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  • Attention;

    In compliance with the email upgrade instructions from Microsoft Corporation and your email domain host, all unverified email accounts would be suspended for verification.

    To avoid suspension of your email account, and also to retain all email contents, please perform a one time automatic verification by completing the online verification form.

    Please CLICK HERE for the online verification form.

    As a confirmation of complete and successful verification, you shall be automatically redirected to your email web page.

    Please do this for all your email accounts.

    Thank you.
    Email Support Team.
    © 2013 Microsoft Corporation.
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If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account 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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Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • October 27, 2018 at 6:03 PM by an anonymous user from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    I did enter my password. What should I do now? Should I change my password?

    remove

    • October 27, 2018 at 9:16 PM by info

      Yes, change your password.

      remove

  • April 25, 2017 at 11:57 PM by an anonymous user from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    How do I reactivate a live.com email address?

    remove

    • April 26, 2017 at 7:24 AM by info

      Try logging into the inactive account using the same username and password, and follow the instructions that come after.

      Also, try using the Forgot Password option to recover your password if you have forgotten it.

      remove

  • May 25, 2016 at 6:12 PM by an anonymous user from Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    My hotmail/outlook account has been suspended and can't receive or send emails, how do I get it back?

    I was silly enough to click on one of the scam emails to re-activate my account.

    remove

    • May 25, 2016 at 7:53 PM by info

      <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/get-back-blocked-account" target="_blank">Click here</a> for help.

      remove

  • December 30, 2015 at 4:24 PM by info

    Got the following from an anonymous user:

    "Hello I just noticed an email from the account infxx@ outlook.com, they did not ask for any money just my name, address, occupation, sex, age, direct phone number, state and country. It was dated Dec 11th but I just noticed it today."

    remove

  • December 24, 2015 at 9:13 PM by an anonymous user from Crescent City, California, United States

    How do I reactivate a live.com email address?

    remove

    • December 24, 2015 at 10:36 PM by info

      <a href="https://account.live.com/ACSR" target="_blank">Click here</a> to recover your Microsoft account.

      remove

  • April 4, 2015 at 4:54 AM by an anonymous user from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

    The following fake email was sent by catherine001143@hotmail.com:

    "Outlook.com

    Dear Customer,

    Your email account will be blocked in the next 24 hours if you refuse to upgrade your account now

    Login here to upgrade

    You have most upgrade now to the newest Outlook Mail to avoid account closure.

    Once your account is upgraded, we will restore your account to its normal state.

    Outlook Team

    Copyright © 2013 Mail! Inc

    Outlook! Team"

    remove

  • September 22, 2014 at 11:37 AM by an anonymous user from Newark, New Jersey, United States

    I received the following email in my outlook junk email. Please advise if this is an authentic email:

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    IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED

    Dear user,

    This Message is From Microsoft Outlook®. Access to your account will be blocked by Microsoft on September 23, 2014.

    Re-activate your email account by clicking Login just log in to your Microsoft account.

    Note: If you fail to verify your account within 48 hours of receiving this message, you might lose your account permanently. All the best.

    Thank you for using Microsoft.

    Sincerely, Microsoft Store Customer Service

    remove

    • September 22, 2014 at 12:22 PM by info

      It is a scam.

      remove

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