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Beware of "Final Warning - Outlook Warning Against Account Closure‏" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Final Warning - Outlook Warning Against Account Closure‏" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Final Warning: Outlook Warning Against Account Closure," which claims that the recipients should update their Microsoft accounts to Outlook 2016, or else they will not be able to send or receive e-mails, is a phishing scam. The fake email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick Microsoft Outlook account users into sending them their account credentials, by asking them to click on a link in the same email message that goes a phishing Microsoft Outlook website. The phishing website, which looks exactly like Microsoft Outlook' sign-in page, will ask potential victims to sign-in with their Outlook or Microsoft accounts’ credential, but once the information is submitted, it will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the fake website. The cybercriminals will then use the information to hijack their victims’ Microsoft Outlook accounts and use them fraudulently.

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The Phishing Microsoft Outlook Account Closure Email Message

Date: 5/23/16 4:36 AM (GMT-05:00)
From: acct-microsoft-verify@onmicrooffice -account.com
Subject: FINAL WARNING: OUTLOOK WARNING AGAINST ACCOUNT CLOSURE‏

Dear Valued User,

We're updating the 2016 Microsoft Services Agreement and the Microsoft Security Strength..

We want to take this opportunity to notify you about Outlook 2016 updates.

If you do not agree to update your account, you will be disconnected from sending and receiving e-mails in few hours.

Update Your Microsoft Accounting

Admin

Debbie Patrick

Thank you for being a Microsoft customer.

Microsoft Outlook users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. It is recomended that they go directly to www.outlook.com, www.hotmail.com, or www.live.com, and sign into their accounts from there. This is the best way to protect against phishing scams created by cybercriminals to steal online account credentials (user names and passwords).

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  • Posted: Aug 11, 2017 at 5:53 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Helpdesk
    Sent: August 10, 2017 3:02 AM
    Subject: ***Account Closure (Final warning)***

    Security alert

    This e-mail has been sent to you to inform you that we were unable to verify your account details.

    This might be due to either of the following reasons:
    1. A recent change in your personal information. (eg: address, phone)
    2. illegal use of your account.
    Follow the service link below to get your account Validated.
    VERIFY

    Account Team ! Mail Product Management."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 1, 2017 at 7:06 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    --- sample of email scam ---
    From: Outlook© cmagill@ems-isd.net
    Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:50:23 PM
    To: noreply@chimeziem.com
    Subject: ✉ FINAL WARNING: OUTLOOK WARNING AGAINST ACCOUNT CLOSURE
     
    Confirm Account Termination Request

    Dear Valued Customer, 

    Microsoft have  received your instructions to empty all your Inbox and Sent Folders
    Please Confirm you made this request or we will be forced to continue with the request
    if you have no knowledge about this request process, kindly cancel the request below.

    Cancel Request  or confirm Here to proceed with your request"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 26, 2016 at 12:34 PM by info

    Here is another phishing scam:

    "From: Outlook Service
    Sent: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 2:07:50 PM
    Subject: OUTLOOK FINAL WARNING UPDATE

    Dear User,

    This e-mail has been sent to you by Outlook to inform you that we were unable to verify your account details. This might be due to either of the following reasons:

    1. A recent change in your personal information. (eg: address, phone)
    2. illegal use of your account from a different location.

    Due to this, to ensure that your email service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below.

    OUTLOOK.COM

    Regards,
    Windows Live 2016 member services.

    The Outlook.com Team
    © 2016 Microsoft."

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 25, 2016 at 4:10 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kingston, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    Received this one today

    "Sign in to your Microsoft account

    service@Outlook.com
    Today 6:53 PM
    You
    Dear Valued User,

    We're updating the 2016 Microsoft Services Agreement and the Microsoft Security Strength..
    We want to take this opportunity to notify you about Outlook 2016 updates due to recent changes made on your account.

    If you do not update your account, you will be disconnected from sending and receiving e-mails within 24 hours.

    CONFIRM YOUR ACCOUNT

    Microsoft Team
    Thank you for being a Microsoft customer."

    delete


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