Outlook Phishing Scam - Online Hotmail Update
August 31, 2014
The email message below with the subject: "Online Hotmail Update," is a fake. This email message was NOT sent by Microsoft or Hotmail, and 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.
The Phishing Email Scam
Subject: *Online Hotmail Update*
From: member.services @hotmail.com
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0900
You are receiving this due to errors encountered during validity verification process on email accounts.
You are advised to verify your account within 72 Hours to avoid suspension of use.
The Microsoft Team
The links in this email message will take you to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website if you click on them.in one of the email messages, the link goes to the following fake Hotmail, Outlook, MSN or Hotmail web page:
If you enter your username and password on the fake web page, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind this scam, who will use to hijack your Hotmail account.
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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