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Beware of "Email Deactivation - Microsoft Account is Over the Limit" Phishing Scam

2016-06-21T12:39:05 -  +
Beware of "Email Deactivation - Microsoft Account is Over the Limit" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims that the recipient’ email account is over its limit and should be verified within 24 hours, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created and sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients’ Microsoft Account email account username and password. Once cyber-criminals have gotten their victims’ email account credentials, they will hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients of the fake email message should delete it and never attempt to click on the links or follow the instructions in it.

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Recipients of the fake email message, who have already followed the instructions in it, should change their email account's password immediately.

The Phishing Microsoft Windows Live Customer Support Email Message

From: Email Administrator <pbngraham@ bell.net>
Date: 06/20/2016 19:20 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: Email Deactivation

Dear Customer,

Your Microsoft account is over the limit, and needs to be verified. If you cannot confirm within 24 hours, we will suspend your account, click on the link below to verify your account.

Verify my account

Thank you.

Windows Live ID Customer Support.

Copyright 2016 Inc.

All rights reserved. Terms of Service

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  • Posted: 2016-07-27T11:38:13 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Email Centre
    Sent: 27 July 2016 13:53
    To: noreply
    Subject: Email Deactivation

    Dear Customer,

    Your Microsoft account is over the limit , and needs to be verified. If you can not confirm within 24 hours , we will suspend your account , click on the link below to verify your account .

    Verify my account

    Thank you.

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

    delete