"Account update - Verification Due to Recent Upgrade in our Database" Phishing Scam
The Outlook or Hotmail Phishing Email
From: Outlook Team database931@ outlook.com
Date: April 1, 2016 at 11:00:53 PM PDT
To: database@ hotmail.com
Subject: Account update
We are conducting a verification due to recent upgrade in our database. Reconfirm your email account so that it will be recorded in our new database system to avoid losing your account permanently.
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