Hotmail Phishing Scam - "Dear User, Received Your Request to Terminate Your Hotmail Email Account"

Hotmail Phishing Scam - Dear User, Received Your Request to Terminate Your Hotmail Email Account

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The email message below, which appears as if it came from Hotmail, claiming Hotmail has received a request to terminate the recipients’ email accounts, is a phishing scam. The phishing email scam was sent by cyber-criminals and not by Hotmail or Microsoft, to steal Hotmail users’ account credentials by frightening them into clicking on a link that the cyber thieves claim will cancel the termination request. But, recipients of the same email message should delete it and should never follow the instructions in it.

The Hotmail Phishing Scam

Dear User, received your request to terminate your Hotmail Email account

And the process has started by our Outlook Team, Please give us 24 Hours to

Complete the shut down process.

To cancel the termination request click



Windows Live 2016 member services.

The Team

© 2016 Microsoft.

The links in the phishing email message will take potential victims to the following fake Hotmail website created by cyber-criminals:

  • http://updateyouroutlookemailboxnow

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’ Hotmail account, and use the accounts fraudulently.

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

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • December 17, 2016 at 1:21 PM by info

    Another scam:

    -Original Message-

    "From: Outlook Team []

    Sent: Friday, December 9, 2016 2:36 PM

    Subject: Update your account to avoid being shut down

    Dear User

    We received your request to shutdown your account

    We will process your request within 24 hours.

    To retain your account, kindly Cancel Request to continue using our



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Hotmail Phishing Scam - "Dear User, Received Your Request to Terminate Your Hotmail Email Account"