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Beware of Hotmail, Outlook or Live Accounts Termination Phishing Email Messages

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Beware of  Hotmail, Outlook or Live Accounts Termination Phishing Email Messages

The email message below, which claims that the recipients' Hotmail, Outlook or Live email accounts will be terminated by the Hotmail Security Team, is a phishing scam sent by cybercriminals to frighten the recipients into clicking on a link within the same email message. The link in the fake email message goes to a phishing website that will ask the recipients who have clicked on it to submit their email account user names and passwords to cancel the termination request. But, once the requested information is submitted, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.to protect against phishing scams, online users are asked to never click on a link to sign into their online accounts. They should instead, go directly to their online account provider's website by typing the website's address in their web browsers, or use a popular search engine to find their online provider's website.

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The Terminate Hotmail, Outlook or Live Accounts Account Phishing Email

From: Hotmail Account masil@masio. onmicrosoft.com
Subject: Warning Messsage

Microsoft Account

Dear Hotmail User,

We received a message to terminate your email account (****@hotmail.com) on 11/05/2016, the process has begun by our Hotmail Security Team…..

This is a warning or your email will be terminated.

Sign in here to cancel termination request.

Thanks for using Hotmail.
Microsoft Team
Copyright ?© 2016 Microsoft

Once cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ account credentials (usernames and passwords), they will use it to hijack their Microsoft accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email message (see below) who were tricked into clicking on the link within it and have attempted to sign into the phishing or fake website that they were taken, are asked to change their Microsoft account passwords immediately, before they are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

Hotmail or Microsoft email account users who have received suspicious email messages, can verify the authenticity of email messages, but going directly to www.hotmail.com, www.live.com or www.outlook.com and sign into their accounts from there. If there is some thing wrong with their accounts, they will be notified once they have signed in.

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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2017 at 2:24 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Verzonden: woensdag 1 februari 2017 03:27
    Onderwerp: FINAL**WARNING**WARNING**Your e-mail might be closed

    Dear Valued Customer

    This email have been sent to you by outlook to
    inform you that we received a request to terminate your Account and the process have started by our Microsoft Team,
    Please give us 12 working hours to close your Account. To cancel the termination kindly click here to cancel
    termination"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 20, 2016 at 9:21 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM
    Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 9:49 AM
    Subject: FINAL**WARNING **WARNING** Your e-mail might be closed

    OUTLOOK ACCOUNT TERMINATION
    Dear Valued Customer
    This email have been sent to you by outlook to inform you that we received a request to terminate your Account and the process has started by our Microsoft Team, Please give us 12 working hours to close your Account. To cancel the termination kindly Click Here"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 23, 2016 at 6:30 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

    Is this a scam?

    "[xxxxxxx@hotmail.com]Requested Account Termination
    HOTMAIL SECURITY

    Cancel Request

    We did receive your request to terminate your account [xxxxxxx@hotmail.com] We are working on it.
    Please Cancel Request above if you did not make this request.

    If after 24 hours you did not press the cancel request, we shall terminate your account.

    (Hotmail Customer Care)"

    delete


    • Posted: Nov 23, 2016 at 6:41 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 27, 2016 at 2:36 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of email scam --
    "Dear User,

    We have received your request to terminate your Microsoft 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 HERE

    Regards,
    Windows Live 2016 member services.

    The Outlook.com Team"

    delete


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