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Outlook Phishing Scam - "Final Warning (Account Will Be Closed) "

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Outlook Phishing Scam - "Final Warning (Account Will Be Closed) "

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The email message below with subject: "Final Warning (Account Will Be Closed)," or "Your Account Will Be Blocked! " 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 hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete and do not follow the instructions in it.

The Phishing Microsoft Outlook Email

From: member_services0000000 @outlook.com

Subject: FINAL WARNING (ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED)

Your Account Will Be Blocked!

Your Account will Expire on Friday, April 3 - - 2015

If you would like to continue using your Email Address,

RE-ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW!!

YOU WILL LOSE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT.

UPGRADE IS FREE OFF CHARGE.

Thanks.

Microsoft! Inc ©2015 All Rights Reserved"

The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' 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 their accounts.

If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after you have signed in.

If you were tricked by the phishing email, 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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  • August 14, 2019 at 10:15 AM by an anonymous user from Razgrad, Bulgaria

    And another one,

    "RE ACTIVITY IN PROGRES: (CLOSURE ALERT)

    Notification team <amildewan@hotmail.com>

    Wed 2019-08-14 10:34 AM

    Notification team

    CLOSURE OF EMAIL

    This is to inform you that your E-mail will be closed ON 16/08/ 2019 because you have been ignoring all our update messages sent to you.

    If you wish to continue using your mailbox, kindly update now to continue using our service.

    Click here to update

    Notice: Ignoring this message will cause your E-mail to be terminated without your permission.

    Thanks"

    remove

  • April 17, 2017 at 6:20 PM by an anonymous user from Portland, Oregon, United States

    I have received the message today April 17,2017.

    It does give a return address E-mail Alert <avinashkayastha@hotmail.com> and a click to address that we have ignored.

    It goes on to say we have exceeded 1 gig and will not send or recieve till it is fixed.

    remove

  • March 28, 2017 at 1:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    --start of scam --

    寄件者: Outlook© <dd443@uowmail.edu.au>

    寄件日期: 2017年3月28日 下午 02:18

    收件者: no_reply@outlook.office.com

    主旨: 🔔FINAL**WARNING**YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED

    Dear User,

    Since the data subscription issues, the majority of your incoming messages are pending,

    Please click here to solve this problem.

    96% Usage Amount

    4% of the remaining unused volumes.

    sincere regards,

    (C) 2017"

    --end of scam --

    remove

  • March 22, 2017 at 7:56 PM by info

    Here is another new version of the scam:

    "From: Mlcrosoft Security Center lorela_garuli@hotmail.com

    Sent: Wednesday, 22 March 2017 2:04 AM

    Subject: Final Warning!!!Your Account will Expire, thursday,March 23/2017

    Dear Microsoft Account Holder,

    Your Account Will Be Blocked!

    Your Account will Expire, thursday,March 23/2017

    If you would like to continue using your Email Address.

    YOU WILL LOSE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT.UPGRADE IS FREE 

    Thanks.

    Microsoft service provider ! ©2017 All Rights Reserved"

    remove

  • September 7, 2016 at 9:36 PM by an anonymous user from New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

    This message that I have received today:

    "Dear Outlook.com User,

    we’re updating the Microsoft Services Agreement and the Microsoft Privacy Statement. We want to take this opportunity to notify you about these updates for your safety.

    If you do not update your Microsoft account within 24 hours your account will be deactivated and deleted from our server and you will no longer have access to many of the outlook.com features for improved Conversations.

    Take a minute to update your account for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsoft Outlook experience and to avoid your account being De-Activated.

    Update Your Account

    Do not fail to update

    Thank you for using Microsoft services.

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

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

    Microsoft Corporation

    One Microsoft Way

    Redmond, WA 98052"

    remove

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Outlook Phishing Scam - "Final Warning (Account Will Be Closed) "