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Microsoft Phishing Scam - "404 Warning (April 2015) - Sign in to Resolve the Error"

2015-04-23T21:57:22 -  +
Microsoft Phishing Scam - "404 Warning (April 2015) - Sign in to Resolve the Error"

The email message below with subject: "404 WARNING (APRIL 2015)," 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.

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The Phishing Microsoft Outlook Email

Subject: 404 WARNING (APRIL 2015)

Dear USER,

Your account have some security issues ad needs to be fixed at once.

KINDLY CLICK verify SIGN IN TO RESOLVE THE ERROR."

I did nothing and did not click the highlighted word VERIFY as I am worry that it is a scam.

Please advise me.?

Thank you

Best regards,

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 signing into account.

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.

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