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Email Will Be Closed - Windows Live Hotmail Phishing Scam

The email message below: "Email Will Be Closed," is a fake. This email message was NOT sent by Microsoft or the Windows Live Hotmail Team. It is a phishing scam designed to steal your Microsoft, MSN, Hotmail, Live or Outlook user name, password and personal information. So, do not click on the links or follow the instructions in the email message.

Email Will Be Closed - Windows Live Hotmail Phishing Scam
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The Phishing Hotmail Email Scam: "Email Will Be Closed"

From: chuckmattson@hotmail.com
Subject: Email Will Be Closed
Date: Wed, 7 May 2014 05:48:45 -0500

Dear Account Owner,

We have recently confirmed that different computers have logged onto your Hotmail account and multiple password errors have been entered; as it has been used for fraudulent purposes.. Now we need you to reconfirm your account information to us. Click your reply tab, fill in the columns below and send it back to us or your email account will be suspended permanently.

Name: ............... .......................
User Name :........... ...................
Password: ............ ....................
Date of Birth .......... ...................
Country or Territory ........ ...........

Here are some ways to help you manage your account after you reconfirm your account.

1.Create an archive - Set up a folder on your PC’s hard drive where you can save large attachments. Then just delete them from your inbox. You’ll still have them and your in-box will be that much smaller.

Sincerely,
The Windows Live Hotmail Team

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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  • July 25, 2016 at 9:21 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Outlook .com" <gaafar1420@hotmail.com>

    Subject: Email Will Be Closed (FINAL NOTICE)‏

    Date: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 12:51 PM

    Outlook

    Dear User,

    Our system detected an error in your account, we strongly advise you update your account to avoid account Suspension or De-activation.

    CLICK HERE to sign in to Update your account

    Thanks for your co-operation

    Signed,

    Windows Live ID Customer Support.

    Copyright 2016 Inc.

    All rights reserved. Terms of Service,

    Administrator"

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