"Microsoft Outlook Immediate Attention Required" Phishing Scam

Microsoft Outlook Immediate Attention Required Phishing Scam

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The email message below: "Immediate Attention Required," is a phishing scam designed to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook user names and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to Microsoft email account users' accounts and use it for malicious purposes.

The Microsoft Outlook Phishing Email Scam


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

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 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.

This scam is similar to the following:

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • September 24, 2018 at 12:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    Notice popped up when we opened our account stating it was from Microsoft and they would be shutting ou account down because it had been hacked.

    Another notice then popped up telling us to call an 866 number or our account would be frozen and our computer would be shut down.

    Called Wells Fargo and was assured our account is in order and notice definitely is a phish.

    No email has been received, just direct notices on screen when we tried to bring up account.

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"Microsoft Outlook Immediate Attention Required" Phishing Scam