"Microsoft Windows Mailbox Will Expire and Disable" Phishing Scam

Microsoft users who have received emails like the one below, which claims that their accounts will expire and disable are asked to delete them because they are phishing scams. The phishing emails are being sent by cybercriminals to trick Microsoft account users into clicking on a link in them, which goes to a phishing website that steals online account usernames and passwords. Therefore, Microsoft users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their account password immediately, before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

Microsoft Windows Mailbox Will Expire and Disable Phishing Scam

For users whose accounts have already been hijacked, they may click here for help regaining access to their accounts. Remeber, never click on a link to sign into your Microsoft email account, always go directly to www.live.com, www.outlook.com or www.hotmail.com. Once you have signed into your account, you will be notified of important notices, changes or warnings if there is any.

The "Microsoft Windows Mailbox Will Expire and Disable" Phishing Scam

From: Notification Team <Ahmadhamed1979@hotmail.com>

Sent: November 1, 2017 3:43 AM

Subject: IMPORTANT EMAIL ACCOUNT SECURITY UPDATE

Security Info Update

Dear,

Your Mailbox will expire on Nov 01, 2017

This is to notify you that we are currently updating the windows services agreement and privacy statement.

Please keep your security information updated.

Do not ignore!

UPGRADE NOW

NOTE: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE DISABLED IF NOT UPDATED. (UPDATE IS FREE)

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  • March 29, 2018 at 3:26 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Sign-in LIVE <marinoliliana85@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8:27 AM

    To: email@microsoft.com

    Subject: MICROSOFT UPDATE INFO!

    Your Microsoft account will be disabled soon

    Did you realize that your microsoft account will expired on 9/01/2017?

    We've retained your account for your convenience, so you can continue to access your account and benefits all our services.You need to re-activate your account for your safety

    To Re-Active Please Click Sign-In below and log in for your Activation Process

    Sign in to the Microsoft Online Services to upgrade your acccount:

    Thank you for using microsoft service. We hope you had the opportunity to experience all the great communication and collaboration tools Microsoft Online Services has to offer. We look forward to continuing to provide these services for your business.

    Sincerely,

    The Microsoft Online Services Team"

  • November 2, 2017 at 5:33 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: ACCOUNT UPDATE <nilaychanpura@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Thursday, 2 November 2017 4:16:30 PM

    Subject: FINAL WARNING

    Your Services Agreement and Priv╬▒cy Statement made clearer

    Your Mailbox will expire on NOVEMBER 10, 2017

    This is to notify you that we are currently updating the windows services agreement and privacy statement.

    Please keep your security information updated.

    Do not ignore!

    Update

    NOTE: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE DISABLED IF NOT UPDATED. (UPDATE IS FREE)

    Thank you for using our services."

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"Microsoft Windows Mailbox Will Expire and Disable" Phishing Scam