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Beware of "Your Account Will Be Blocked" Outlook Phishing Scam

2017-07-03T14:57:27  +
Beware of "Your Account Will Be Blocked" Outlook Phishing Scam

The email message below which claims that the recipients' email accounts will be blocked, is phishing scam that has been created to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook user names and passwords. The email messages were not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack email accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not to follow the instructions in it.

Please continue reading below.

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The Phishing Microsoft Outlook Email

From: encesptyltd@bigpond.com
Subject: Security Issues!
Your Account Will Be Blocked!

Dear User,

Security alert your Outlook account has been compromised. You must update it immediately or your account will be close now.

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.

Update Now

Thanks for using your Microsoft account to bring the people who matter most together in one place. You can change your connection settings anytime and find more ways to connect at https://profile.live.com/services.

See you online,

The Microsoft team

The links in the email messages go 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 messages. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into it.

Now, if you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

This scam is similar to the following:

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  • Posted: 2018-04-16T10:14:57 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "EMail"
    Date: April 16, 2018 at 7:41:37 AM MST
    Subject: Mailbox -Expire

    Dear,

    Your account will be disabled and blocked if not verified within the next 24 hours...

    Verify Now

    Mail!"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-10-06T15:38:11 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: EMAIL ADMINISTRATION® 2017 [mailto:msn-services002@outlook.com]
    Sent: Friday, October 06, 2017 2:09 PM
    Subject: Your account unit has reached storage limit

    You have reached the storage limit of your mail and cannot receive new messages until you Expand your storage limit.

    Follow the link below to Expand Storage Limit :

    Expand Limit

    Note: Your account will be blocked after 48 hours of use if you do not increase the limit.
    Thanks ,
    @Email team
    Netease respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our online Privacy Statement
    Account Corporation, One Account Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA © 2017 Netease Corporation. All rights reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-08-01T21:54:08 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Window Live 2017
    Sent: 01 August 2017 08:45:23
    To: noreply@outlook.com
    Subject: 🚫EMAIL BLOCK TERMS: Your Account Closure Is Being Processed!!!

    This message is sent from a trusted sender
    Your Account Will Be Blocked!
    Your Account will Expire within 48hours
    If you would like to continue using your Email Address,
    Upgrade Your Account Now
    YOU WILL LOSE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT.

    UPGRADE IS FREE OFF CHARGE.
    Thanks.
    NOREPLY!!! ©2017 All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-07-12T15:51:21 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Window Live 2017
    Sent: July 11, 2017 7:34 PM
    To: Microsoft account team
    Subject: Account closure in few days upgrade your mail box now!!!

    Your Account Will Be Blocked!
    Your Account will Expire within 48hours
    If you would like to continue using your Email Address,

    Upgrade Your Account Now

    YOU WILL LOSE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU DO NOT UPGRADE

    YOUR ACCOUNT

    UPGRADE IS FREE OFF CHARGE.

    Thanks.
    Microsf account team!!! ©2017 All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-07-03T14:58:35 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team
    Sent: Monday, July 3, 2017 4:59 PM
    To: Microsoft.com Team
    Subject: EMAIL BLOCK TERMS Closing of your account is been processed NR

    Your Account Will Be Blocked!!!

    Your Account will Expire , July /06 / 2017

    If you would like to continue using your E-mail Address, you will have to update by logging in with your correct account details.

    Update Your Account Now

    NOTE:YOU WILL LOSE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU DO NOT UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW.

    UPDATE IS FREE OF CHARGE.

    Thanks.
    Mail team! ©2017 All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-28T02:17:14 by an anonymous user from or near: Bergen, Hordaland Fylke, Norway

    I RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL TODAY. I SUPPOSE IT IS SCAM OR PHISING?:

    "Customer Service
    account-security-noreply@microsoft.com

    OUTLOOK

    Your Account Will Be blocked!

    HI user.

    As part of our effort to improve your experience across our consumer services, we’re updating the Microsoft Services Agreement and the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

    If you do not update your Microsoft account within 24 hours your account will be deactivated and deleted from our server and you will no longer have access to many of the features for improved Conversations, contacts and attachments.

    Take a minute to update your account for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsoft Outlook experience and to avoid your account being De-Activated.

    CLICK TO UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT SECURITY DETAILS

    Thank you for using Microsoft services.
    Microsoft Admin: Kerry Williams

    Microsoft respects youvr privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement.

    Microsoft Corporation
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98069"

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-02-28T07:23:15 by info

      It is a phishing scam.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-17T08:49:43 by info

    Here is another SCAM or phishing email:

    "From: Outlook Team marhamchurchpreschool@hotmail.co.uk
    Date: 17 February 2017 at 08:55:31 CET
    Subject: RE: LOGIN

    Your Account Will be Blocked

    Dear User,

    We are contacting you to inform you that our Microsoft Account Review Team identified
    some unusual errors in your Microsoft account profile. This may be due to the following
    Using a shared computer to access your Microsoft Outlook account.
    Logging in your Microsoft Outlook account from blacklisted IP
    Not logging off your Microsoft Outlook account after usage.
    In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your Outlook Account
    Access the following link to complete the verification of your Outlook Account.
    Unblock Verify Now

    Thanks,
    Microsoft ID Customer Support
    Copyright 2017 Inc.
    All rights reserved. Terms of Service,
    Microsoft Account Team."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-09T13:48:52 by an anonymous user from or near: Cockeysville, Maryland, United States

    I just received this one: Scam?

    "You are no longer allowed to access your e-mail account. We had to disable your online access for your security.

    This can be because of a recent change in your address or submitting incorrect information during the initial registration process.

    Please verify your Hotmail account within the next 48 hours in order to avoid full online suspension.
    After an effective account verification you will be able to use your login as usual
    Follow our secure verification page to proceed to an effective online authentification.

    We respect your privacy and will not provide your personal information to other parties without your consent.
    Sincerely,
    Ariane Hsia
    Vice President Customer E-mail Service"

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-02-09T16:04:55 by an anonymous user from or near: Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

      I just received the same email today.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-02-08T08:42:04 by an anonymous user from or near: Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Hi. Just had a minor variation of the second message below from a certain lisanewberry@live.co.uk linking to matrixvisaservices.com to unblock. Kaspersky confirmed this notionally reputable site is now a serious fraud/phishing operation.

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  • Posted: 2017-02-01T10:01:59 by an anonymous user from or near: Arlington, Virginia, United States

    Received the following email. I assume it is a scam!

    "team-mall02@outlook.com

    Dear User,

    This is to inform that your account has exceeded its limit and need to be verified

    Kindly click the link below to verify and validate your account.

    VALIDATE MY ACCOUNT

    Your account will be suspended if not validate within 48 hours.

    Sincerely,
    Outlook Security"

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-02-01T10:13:25 by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-11-10T08:11:55 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Outlook Team
    Sent: 10 November 2016 11:53
    Subject: RE - LOGIN

    Your Account Will be Blocked

    Dear User,

    We are contacting you to inform you that our Microsoft Account Review Team identified
    some unusual errors in your Microsoft account profile. This may be due to the following
    Using a shared computer to access your Microsoft Outlook account.

    Logging in your Microsoft Outlook account from blacklisted IP

    Not logging off your Microsoft Outlook account after usage.
    In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your Outlook Account
    Access the following link to complete the verification of your Outlook Account.
    Unblock Verify Now

    Thanks,
    Microsoft ID Customer Support
    Copyright 2016 Inc.
    All rights reserved. Terms of Service,
    Microsoft Account Team."

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