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Beware of "Account De-Activation Alert Confirm Request" Outlook Phishing Scam

2016-02-23T11:09:19 -  +
Beware of "Account De-Activation Alert Confirm Request" Outlook Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Account de-Activation Alert (Confirm Request)," which appears as if it came from Microsoft Outlook, claiming a deactivation request for the recipient's account has been received, is a phishing scam. The phishing email scam was sent by cyber-criminals and not by Outlook or Microsoft, to steal Outlook users’ account credentials by frightening them into clicking on a link that the cyber-thieves claim will cancel the deactivation request. So, recipients of the same email message should delete it and should never follow the instructions in it.

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The Microsoft Outlook Account Deactivation Phishing Scam

From: "Outlook.com Team" <office@alimon .ro>
Date: 23 February 2016 at 09:26:10 GMT
Subject: Account De-Activation Alert (Confirm Request)

Dear valued user,

WE Received a message from you Requesting for your account De-Activation,

Please ignore this message if the Request was from you.

Your account Would be deleted from our system in the Next 48hrs

(Note:. All mails in your Inbox, spam, Draft, and sent items Would be deleted, and Access to your account Would be denied).

Click on the Cancel Request if the message was not from you.

CANCEL REQUEST

Cancel De-Activation Request to keep on enjoying your Account!

Thanks. Best Regards,

Windows Live ID Customer Support. Windows Live ID Customer Support.
Copyright 2016 Inc.
All rights reserved. Terms of Service,
Administrator.

The links in the phishing email message will take potential victims to a phishing Microsoft Outlook website created by cyber-criminals. The fake website will ask potential victims to submit their user names, email address, password, phone number and zip code. If the potential victims enter the requested information, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals, who will use it to hijack the victims’ Outlook accounts and use the accounts fraudulently.

Outlook users who were already tricked by the phishing scam, should change their Outlook account passwords immediately. And, for those Outlook users who are unable to change their passwords, should click here to contact Microsoft Outlook.

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  • Posted: Aug 1, 2017 9:59 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Server Message

    Dear
    Our record indicates that you recently made a request to deactivate email And this request will be processed shortly.

    If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

    Cancel De-activation

    However, if you do not cancel this request, the your account will be de-activated shortly
    and all your email data will be lost permanently.

    Regards.
    Email Administrator"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 14, 2017 10:16 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Webmail
    Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:48 AM
    Subject: [SPAM]Server Message

    Server Message

    Dear
    You recently made a request to shutdown your email (mailto:) on the 12/07/2017, 07:30AM. And this request will be processed shortly.

    If this request was made accidentally or without your knowledge, you are advised to cancel the request now

    Cancel Shutdown
    However, if you do not cancel this request, your account will be shutdown shortly and all email data will be lost permanently.

    Best,
    Webmail Administrator"

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 3, 2017 1:13 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Admin Mail Report
    Sent: Saturday, June 3, 2017 8:22 AM
    Subject: Cancel De-activation (FINAL WARNING)

    Dear
    Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your e-mail and this request will be processed shortly.
    If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

    Cancel De-activation

    However, if you do not cancel this request your account will be shutdown shortly and all your email data will be lost permanently.
    Regards.
    Email Administrator"

    delete


  • Posted: May 8, 2017 11:08 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MSN Support
    Sent: Monday, 8 May 2017 6:04 p.m.
    Cc: msnsupport@morsdan.onmicrosoft.com
    Subject: MSN Support has shared 'RE-ACTIVATE YOUR EMAIL'

    Your email deactivation request has been received. Please NOTE that emails and contacts would be deleted and cannot be recovered.

    You are strongly advised to BACK UP important email and contacts now.

    RE-ACTIVATE your email below if you did not make this request.
    Open RE-ACTIVATE YOUR EMAIL.html"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 28, 2017 7:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "
    Attention: Cancel De-activation
    Mon 2/27/2017 8:34 AM
    From: 'Server Message'
    Server Message

    Dear info@onlinethreatalerts.com
    Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your email (info@onlinethreatalerts.com). And this request will be processed shortly.

    If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

    Cancel De-activation

    However, if you do not cancel this request, the your account will be shutdown shortly
    and all your email data will be lost permanently.
    Regards.
    Email Administrator"

    delete


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