The email message below: "Outlook | Hotmail account password reset," which claims that someone started the process to reset the recipients' passwords without success and they need to validate their location, 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
Outlook | Hotmail account password reset
Someone started the process to reset your account password without success.
Was this you?
Press here to validate your identity if you requested account login reset.
If you did not request to reset your account login information, it is nowmandatory for you to link your location to your account for improved security.
Press here to validate location if login information reset was not requested.
Please note your account will be disable if you fail to comply to request as we shall assume you no longer require service and account. Also note you may receive this email on your work email address and or alternative email address which you supplied to us at the time of registration.
Thank you for choosing yahoo as your email service provider.
Team Microsoft Outlook!
The link in the email message goes to a fake Hotmail, Outlook or Microsoft website (http://webaccess12.esy .es/), 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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