The email message below with the subject: "Account Alert! (2015," which claims the recipients' accounts have been suspended and they need to update their accounts in the next 18 hours or else they will lose access to their accounts, is a phishing scam. The email message was sent by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack their victims' email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised not to follow the instructions in it.
The Fake Microsoft Email Message
From: Microsoft copration center email@example.com
Subject: ID: 195 - Account Alert! (2015
Protecting your account is a matter taking seriously.
Due to recent activities going on in your account we hereby suspend your account from sending and receiving of messages.
if you do not update your account in the next 18hours you will loose access to your account totally.
Follow the account service link below:
This process takes just a few minutes and once complete, We'll get back to you.
The account team
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The link in the email message goes to a fake Hotmail, 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 Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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