Scam - "Microsoft Email Account Requires an Immediate Verification Process to Avoid Termination"
September 18, 2016
The email message below, which claims that the recipients' Microsoft email accounts require an immediate verification process to avoid termination, and failure to do so will result in their accounts being permanently blocked to help protect against fraud or abuse, is a phishing scam. The fake email message was created and sent by cyber-criminals to frighten the recipients and trick them into sending their personal information, email account usernames, and passwords. Once cyber-criminals have gotten their potential victims’ email account credentials, they will hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients of the fake email message should delete it and not follow the instructions in it.
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Also, recipients of the fake email message who have already followed the instructions in it, should change their Microsoft accounts' password immediately, before they are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
The Microsoft Account Verification Process Phishing Scam
Dear valued user,
Your Microsoft email account requires an immediate verification process to avoid termination. Failure to do this your account will be permanently blocked to help protect your account from fraud or abuse of your important files we are going to permanently block your account if not verified.
We know having your account blocked is frustrating, but we can help you get it back easily in one step. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be permanently blocked .Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety.
* Full Name:
* User name:
* Date of Birth:
* Country Or Territory:
* Alternative Email
* Alternative password
Warning!!! Account owner that fails to verify his/her account after 48 hours of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
You received this email because you subscribed to Microsoft alerts. This is a non monitored email account. This email was sent by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052. 2016 Microsoft Corporation.
Thank you for using Microsoft services.
Microsoft and other legitimate companies will never ask their users to send their passwords and personal information via email message. And, online users should never give their passwords to anyone, not even a technical support representative. Online users who have received emails or other messages requesting their passwords, should treat the messages as a scam, delete them, and never follow the instructions in them.
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