"Microsoft Final Warning - Your E-mail Account Shutdown" - is a Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject "FINAL WARNING: Your E-mail Account Shutdown," which claims the recipients' Microsoft email accounts will shutdown shortly if they refuse to update them, 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.

Microsoft Final Warning - Your E-mail Account Shutdown - is a Phishing Scam

The "Microsoft Final Warning - Your E-mail Account Shutdown" Phishing Scam

From: Microsoft account <accounting@kwolee.com>
Subject: FINAL WARNING: Your e-mail account shutdown

Dear Microsoft service account user,

As Part of our effort to Improve Your mail experience across our services. We are updating the Microsoft Services Agreement and Privacy statement made clearer.

Your account will be shutdown shortly if you refuse to update your account in the ongoing 2015 Microsoft account service update.

Please take a moment to renew your account, so you can continue enjoying our services and be Able to Receive emails at the moment.

Click Here To Update Your Account

Thank you for Being a Microsoft Office 365 customer.

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 in.

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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  • November 11, 2016 at 3:07 AM by an anonymous user from: Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

    Why doesn't Microsoft scan email subject lines, I.e. Intercept them? I have been getting them and they have different source accounts, generally with a man's name in the from position.

  • July 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

    Why when I report at the email given, it comes back undelivered.

    • July 25, 2016 at 7:13 PM by info

      Check the email address and make sure it is spelt correctly.

  • February 4, 2016 at 12:06 PM by info

    Her is another Microsoft phishing scam:

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    "From: Michael.Iannamorelli @med.lecom .edu

    To: user@microsoft.com

    Subject: ★ FINAL WARNINGS: Microsoft account shutdown notice.

    Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:43:17 0000

    Dear Microsoft user,

    As part of our effort to improve your experience across our consumer services.

    We're updating the Microsoft Services Agreement and the Microsoft Privacy Statement this New Year .

    We want to take this opportunity to notify you about these updates.

    If you do not agree to update your account, you will be disconnected from sending and receiving e-mails.

    Update Your Microsoft Account

    Thank you for being a Microsoft customer."

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"Microsoft Final Warning - Your E-mail Account Shutdown" - is a Phishing Scam