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Phishing Scam - "Account Verification to Reset your Hotmail Account Password"

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Phishing Scam - "Account Verification to Reset your Hotmail Account Password"

The email message below: "Account Verification," is phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients' Microsoft Hotmail, Outlook, MSN, or Live user name and password. So, do not click on the links or follow the instructions in the email message. Remember, the fake email message was NOT sent by Microsoft or Outlook, and if you were tricked into entering your user name and password on the fake Outlook/MSN/Hotmail/Live web page, please change your password immediately.

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The Hotmail Phishing Email Message

From: robert_mcclung@hotmail.com

Subject: Account Verification!

Dear Hotmail User,

We received a request on 09 Oct 2015 to reset your Hotmail account password.

Please confirm that you made this request to complete the password reset:

Click Here if Yes, I would like to reset my password

Click here to Cancel the password reset

To make additional edits to your account, sign in to myaccount.hotmail.com

Thank you,

Hotmail Terms Privacy (Updated)

The link in the email message will take you to a fake Microsoft Outlook website looking exactly like the legitimate Outlook web page. Once the recipients enter their user names and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind it, who will use the information to hijack the accounts. Remember never to click on a link within an email message to sign into your Outlook account. Always go directly to www.outlook.com, www.hotmail.com or www.live.com and sign into your account instead.

Please to here to change your password if you were tricked into clicking on the link in the fake email message.

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

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