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Beware of "Windows Live Team Your Account will be Closed" Phishing Scam

2017-10-17T09:28:14 -  +
Beware of "Windows Live Team Your Account will be Closed" Phishing Scam

The email message below which claims that the recipients' Windows Live email accounts will be closed, is a phishing scam that has been sent by cybercriminals to their potential victims, to steal their Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook usernames and passwords. Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen usernames and passwords, they will 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.

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The "Windows Live Team Your Account will be Closed" Phishing Scam

Šalje: Windows live Team <odilbrok@mail.ru>

Poslano: 17. listopada 2017. 4:23

Prima: member_service

Predmet: ❶✉ YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED

Email account

Account expired

Your email will be closed at 20/10/2017

Dear Attn User

This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will expire on 20/10/2017

If you want to continue using this account, please upgrade to our services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed

Update your account

Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

Thank you

Security account 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 cybercriminals 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 at www.outlook.com, 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.

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  • Posted: Mar 17, 2018 at 9:25 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
    Von: Account Security
    Datum: 12.03.2018 6:45 (GMT 01:00)
    An: user@outlook.com
    Betreff: Email Security Settings Changed

    Your Email will expire on MARCH 16, 2018

    Kindly update your security or your mailbox will be terminated. This is your final notice.

    DO NOT IGNORE !

    UPDATE SECURITY

    Thank you for using our services.
    Windows team 2018

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 17, 2018 at 9:24 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
    Von: process Verification
    Datum: 14.03.2018 13:19 (GMT 01:00)
    An: account@accountverification.com
    Betreff: FINAL REMINDER!!!


    MICROSOFT UPDATE

    Attention User,

    This Message is Sent to you to INFORM you that Your Account will expire on 20/3/2018 .

    If you wish to continue using this Account, Please Upgrade, to Our Services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed


    Update your account

    Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

    Thank you
    Security account team

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 6, 2018 at 1:02 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Office365
    Sent: Monday, March 5, 2018 7:41:55 AM
    To: securityconfirmation@microsoftcommunity.com
    Subject: ✉ YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED SOON (06/3/2018)

    E-mail Update

    Starting from 06/03/2018 you won't be able to sign in to your email account unless you fix this urgent issue now.

    Please confirm this request to complete our deactivation process:

    Yes, I would like to update my account

    No I will not complete this request, Cancel update request

    This restriction will be disabled intermediately we confirm update successful.

    Thank you,
    The email security team."

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 26, 2018 at 5:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, Chile

    Thanks guys! I knew it didn't smell right...

    delete