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Scam - "Closing of Your Microsoft Account is Been Processed"

Scam - "Closing of Your Microsoft Account is Been Processed"

The email message below with subject: "Closing of your Microsoft Account is been processed," is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft Hotmail,Live or Outlook user names and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' accounts by hijacking them, and then using them fraudulently.

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The Phishing Microsoft Email

From: Email Service [desktoppubinc@kixassapparel.com]
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 3:10 PM
Subject: Closing of your Microsoft Account is been processed

Account Confirmation

Dear Microsoft User,

We received a request from you yesterday to terminate your account permanently and the process has started by our account team. If you didn't request this, click the button below to cancel the request immediately.

Cancel Request

If you actually request to delete your account, please ignore this email.

Thank you for using Microsoft services..

Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement.

The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the 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, the information will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to you after you have signed into your account. If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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