"Outlook Account Closure Confirmation" Phishing Scam
The Phishing Microsoft Outlook Email Message
From: Microsoft account team firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 5:53 PM
Subject: Outlook Account Closure Confirmation
We received a request from you yesterday to terminate your account permanently and the process has started by our account team.
If you didn't request this, click the button below to cancel the request immediately.
If you actually request to delete your account, please ignore this email.
Thank you for using Microsoft services..
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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 into account. 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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