The "Microsoft Final Warning - Your E-mail Account Shutdown" Phishing Scam
From: Microsoft account <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
This scam is similar to the following:
Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know, or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search
Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews
To protect your privacy, please do not post or remove sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews.
Show More Comments (3)
Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review
NB: We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users.
Recommendation / Advertisement