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Beware of "Request to terminate your Outlook Account" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Request to terminate your Outlook Account" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims that a request to terminate your Outlook account has been received, is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook account user names and passwords. Once the cybercriminals have stolen your account credentials, they will use it to gain access to your account and use it fraudulently or maliciously.


The "Request to terminate your Outlook Account" Phishing Scam

SSubject: Request to terminate your Outlook Account
Attachment: Attach Request.pdf

Outlook Termination Request

Dear Outlook User,

we received a request to terminate your Outlook Account and the process has started by our Mail Team. Please give us 12 working hours to close your Account.

If you did not initiate the termination you may click on

click here on cancel termination request


The Microsoft account team

The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it.

If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into your account.

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:

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  • Posted: Aug 22, 2017 at 1:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com account team
    Sent: August 15, 2017 10:46 PM
    To: Microsoft.com account team

    Dear user,

    We received a request on 20/08/17 to terminate your account. Please confirm this request to complete the deletion process;

    Yes, I would like to deactivate

    No, I didn't make this request

    Thanks for using our services,
    The Email team"


  • Posted: Nov 17, 2016 at 8:25 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Rosa Solomon
    Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 11:06 PM
    Subject: MICROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM...We Received Your Request To Close Your Account


    We have recently confirmed that different computers have logged onto your account and multiple password errors have been entered. We are hereby suspending your account; 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 and you will not be able to create new e-mail to send or receive again until your reconfirm your account information."


  • Posted: Nov 3, 2016 at 10:45 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Account Confirmation

    Dear User,
    We received a request from you yesterday to terminate your account permanently and the process
    has started by our account team.
    If you didn't request this, click the button below to cancel the request immediately.

    Cancel Request
    If you actually request to delete your account, please ignore this email.
    Thank you for using Microsoft services..

    Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement.

    Microsoft Privacy Statement
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    Frequently Asked Questions
    Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement.

    Microsoft Corporation
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98052"


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