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Phishing Scam - "Hotmail Security Team Warning - Unblock And Upgrade Your Account"

2014-05-07T05:25:12  +
Phishing Scam - "Hotmail Security Team Warning - Unblock And Upgrade Your Account"

The email message below: "It has come to our notice that your account is not yet upgraded after several notice of verification," is a fake. This email message was NOT sent by Microsoft. The fake message is a phishing scam designed to steal your Microsoft, MSN, Hotmail, Live or Outlook user name and password. So, do not click on the links or follow the instructions in the email message.

Please continue reading below.

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Unblock And Upgrade Your Account Phishing Email Scam

From: Hotmail Security Team
Subject: Subject: Warning!
Microsoft Account

Dear Hotmail User,

It has come to our notice that your account is not yet upgraded after several notice of verification you are yet to upgrade your account.

Kindly be informed that we'll not be held responsible for your account deactivation once you fail to upgrade your account after this Final Warning.to remove your account from our deactivation list kindly click Upgrade now below

To upgrade click: Upgrade Now

Click Here To Unblock And Upgrade

Warning: Account Owner That Refuses To Update His/Her Account After 5 Days Of Receiving This Warning Will Lose His Or Her Account Permanently.Do Not Ignore This Notice.

Regards,

Thanks for using Outlook!
The Microsoft account team
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft.

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The links in this email message will take you to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website if you click on them.

If you were tricked into entering your user name and password on the fake MSN/Hotmail/Live/Outlook website, please change your password immediately.

Click here to change your password.

For a list of other MSN/Hotmail/Live/Outlook phishing or fake email messages, click here.

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  • Posted: 2018-06-09T01:52:34 by an anonymous user from or near: Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

    I received this fake mail, please confirm me that this is fake mail. thanks

    "From: Support Team
    Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 2:53 PM
    Subject: FINAL REMINDER!!

    Dear user ID (@hotmail.com)

    We want to inform you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your mailbox because you have refuse to update your account security. We might be forced to lock up your mailbox this time around if you ignore this notice...
    Update Here

    This restriction will be disabled immediately we confirm your security update is successful.

    Your security is our primary concern.

    Thanks.
    E-mail Security Team

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-06-09T11:09:00 by info

      It is a fake.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-03-10T18:34:48 by an anonymous user from or near: Leamington, Ontario, Canada

    My emails are showing that they are from outlook security team.

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-03-10T19:04:14 by info

      Do not trust the "From" address of an email message, because it can be spoofed. Meaning, the "From" address can be changed to make the email appear as if it was sent by Outlook Security Team, but was actually sent by cybercriminals.

      delete


  • Posted: 2015-11-23T08:48:56 by info

    Here is another Microsoft Hotmail/Outlook phishing scam that recipients should delete:

    "Subject: Microsoft Security Alert

    Microsoft account

    Microsoft Security info
    Dear Customer,
    It has come to our notice that your account is not yet upgraded after several notice of verification you are yet to upgrade your account.
    Kindly be informed that we'll not be held responsible for your account deactivation once you fail to upgrade your account after this Final Warning.to remove your account from our deactivation list kindly click the below Activate-My-Account.

    Activate-My-Account.

    WARNING:ACCOUNT OWNER THAT REFUSES TO UPDATE HIS/HER ACCOUNT AFTER 2 DAYS OF RECEIVING THIS WARNING WILL LOSE HIS OR HER ACCOUNT PERMANENTLY.DO NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE. AND, IN-CASE IT HIT YOUR SPAM FOLDER, YOU MUST FIRSTLY MOVE THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR INBOX,SECONDLY, CLICK AT SHOW CONTENT ABOVE TO ENABLE YOU CLICK AT Activate-My-Account LINK.

    Regards,
    Thanks for using Outlook!
    The Microsoft account team
    Copyright © 2015 Microsoft."

    delete


  • Posted: 2015-10-09T17:06:05 by an anonymous user from or near: Salem, Oregon, United States

    From: Rick M / g*@hotmail.com Friday - Oct. 9, 2015

    This is the e-Mail message that I have received a couple of times and was unsure of what to do. Being a big bit worried that it was a scam - the last notice, per below made me start looking for answers, and I found this site.
    So - I have attached "The email message below":

    -- -- --
    Final Warning

    Microsoft Account

    Dear Hotmail Customer,

    It has come to our notice that your account is not yet upgraded after several notice of verification you are yet to upgrade your account.

    Kindly be informed that we'll not be held responsible for your account deactivation once you fail to upgrade your account after this Final Warning.to remove your account from our deactivation list kindly click Upgrade now below

    To upgradeclick: Upgrade

    Click Here To Unblock Or Move This Message Inbox And Click Here

    WARNING:ACCOUNT OWNER THAT REFUSES TO UPDATE HIS/HER ACCOUNT AFTER 5 DAYS OF RECEIVING THIS WARNING WILL LOSE HIS OR HER ACCOUNT PERMANENTLY.DO NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE.YOU MUST FIRSY MOVE THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR INBOX,SECONDLY, CLICK AT SHOW CONTENT ABOVE TO ENABLE YOU CLICK AT Outlook Windows Connector ADDRESS.

    Regards,
    Thanks for using Outlook!
    The Microsoft account team
    Copyright © 2015 Microsoft."
    -- -- --

    I did not open it at all - and have stored it in my "Garbage File" awaiting further action by me. If I do not here back from you, I will - based on the info you have posted - I will probably burn it and dump it in the ocean..........

    Thank you.......
    Rick

    delete


  • Posted: 2014-05-05T08:31:17 by an anonymous user from or near: Frederick, Maryland, United States

    Isn't there some way to chase these fakes down by reporting the receipt of these emails? I sure would like to be able to send back to them a virus that would wipe them out.

    delete