The "Your Mailbox Will Be Suspended" Microsoft Email Phishing Scam
From: Account team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:48 PM
Subject: Closing Of Your Account Is Been Processed
Your Mailbox Will Be Suspended!!!!!
A termination request was received from your mailbox account, your mailbox will be terminated after 24 hours.
If you would like to continue using your e-mail account.
Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.
Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into sign-in with their usernames and passwords. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames, and passwords on the fake website, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use it to hijack the victims' accounts and use them fraudulently.
Microsoft account users who have received email messages like the above asked to go directly to their email accounts instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with their accounts or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to them after they have signed into their accounts. Microsoft account users have been tricked by scam are asked to change their Hotmail, Live or Outlook password immediately. If they are unable to they may click here to report it to Microsoft.
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