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Beware of "Your Profile Will Be Blocked In Response to A Complaint" Outlook Security Team Scam

2017-09-23T04:00:01  +
Beware of "Your Profile Will Be Blocked In Response to A Complaint" Outlook Security Team Scam

The email message below which claims that the recipients' Hotmail or Outlook profile will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administration, is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it and not to follow the instructions in it.

Please continue reading below.

The "Your Profile Will Be Blocked In Response to A Complaint" Phishing Scam

From: Outlook Security Team ID716XQ@mobi.outlook.com
Date: 17 July 2016 at 18:14:15 BST
Subject: Complaint ID6097590

Outlook Security Issue

Your profile will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administration 17/07/2016

According to provision 13.3 of Terms, Hotmail.com may at any time, terminate its Services for account.

You can refute the statement, by following this link:

Click Here

If this complaint has not been rejected for 2 days, your mail account will be blocked.

Complaint ID: 6097590.

© 2016 Outlook. All Rights Reserved

The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.

If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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  • Posted: Nov 13, 2017 4:01 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Jose Hernandez Alvear
    Sent: 13 November 2017 08:00
    Subject: Outlook Security Issue 04358-3716-27812

    Outlook

    Outlook Security Issue

    Your profile will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administration 13/11/2017
    According to provision 13.3 of Terms, Hotmail.com may at any time, terminate its Services for account.
    You can refute the statement, by following this link:

    Click Here

    If this complaint has not been rejected for 2 days, your mail account will be blocked.
    Complaint ID: 67947.

    © 2017 Outlook. All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 23, 2017 3:45 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "Hi,

    I was relieved to find confirmation through a google search that the below is a scam. Although the report was dated 2016 – its still happening in 2017 see below.

    Keep up the good work and the fight against phishing and technology-based crime.

    Michelle

    --- --- ---
    From: Outlook UK [mailto:sabrina_davies@hotmail.com]
    Sent: 22 September 2017 13:05
    Subject: Outlook Security Issue 14617-7892-73983

    Outlook

    Outlook Security Issue
    Your profile will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administration 20/09/2017

    According to provision 13.3 of Terms, Hotmail.com may at any time, terminate its Services for account.

    You can refute the statement, by following this link:

    Click Here

    If this complaint has not been rejected for 2 days, your mail account will be blocked.

    Complaint ID: 66907.
    © 2017 Outlook. All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 22, 2017 9:35 AM by info

    Just received the following:

    "Outlook Security Issue

    Your profile will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administration 20/09/2017

    According to provision 13.3 of Terms, Hotmail.com may at any time, terminate its Services for account.

    You can refute the statement, by following this link:

    Click Here

    If this complaint has not been rejected for 2 days, your mail account will be blocked.

    Complaint ID: 81884."

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 22, 2017 9:20 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Outlook UK
    Date: 22 September 2017 at 14:57:32 GMT 3
    Subject: Outlook Security Issue 90591-2349-18653

    Outlook

    Outlook Security Issue

    Your profile will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administration 20/09/2017

    According to provision 13.3 of Terms, Hotmail.com may at any time, terminate its Services for account.

    You can refute the statement, by following this link:
    Click Here

    If this complaint has not been rejected for 2 days, your mail account will be blocked.

    Complaint ID: 72123.
    © 2017 Outlook. All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 22, 2017 9:15 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Outlook UK
    Date: 22 September 2017 at 12:20:46 BST
    Subject: Outlook Security Issue 33838-4591-03240

    Outlook
    Outlook Security Issue
    Your profile will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administration 20/09/2017

    According to provision 13.3 of Terms, Hotmail.com may at any time, terminate its Services for account.

    You can refute the statement, by following this link:
    Click Here

    If this complaint has not been rejected for 2 days, your mail account will be blocked.

    Complaint ID: 10574.
    © 2017 Outlook. All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 17, 2016 4:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

    I just received this and was very worried, THANK YOU! For this information, it's always important to double check!!!

    delete


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