Beware of "Your Mailbox will be Suspended" Microsoft Hotmail Phishing Scam

Beware of "Your Mailbox will be Suspended" Microsoft Hotmail Phishing Scam

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The email message below which claims the recipients' Microsoft mailboxes will be suspended is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to their potential victims, to steal their Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The link in the phishing email goes to a fake and phishing website that steals email account credentials and sends the information to cybercriminals who will use it to gain access to the accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

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The "Your Mailbox Will Be Suspended" Microsoft Email Phishing Scam

From: Account team <kktransmission@hotmail.com>

Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:48 PM

Subject: Closing Of Your Account Is Been Processed

Your Mailbox Will Be Suspended!!!!!

Dear User,

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.

Upgrade Now

Team Security.

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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