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"Microsoft Your Account Closure is in Processing" Phishing Scam

Microsoft Your Account Closure is in Processing Phishing Scam

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Microsoft users who have received emails claiming their accounts are in processing and need to be updated or upgraded are asked to delete the same emails. This is because the emails are fakes or phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to frighten the recipients into following the instructions in them, by tricking them into believing they will stop receiving emails and their accounts will be locked or disabled.

This why Microsoft Windows Live, Hotmail or Outlook users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to www.outlook.com, www.live.com or www.hotmail.com and sign in from there instead. Once they have signed in, they will be alerted to important notifications or changes, if there are any.

The "Microsoft Your Account Closure is in Processing" Phishing Scam

From: ACCOUNT UPDATE <cs_boyatech@hotmail.com>

Sent: 06 December 2017 09:33

To: members_service@outlook.com

Subject: Final Reminder: Your account closure is in processing

Email account

Account Update

Your account will be closed

Dear Attn User

This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account is will to be closed after this final warning

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

Account admin

Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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"Microsoft Your Account Closure is in Processing" Phishing Scam