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Beware of "Microsoft Your Account will be Closed" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Microsoft Your Account will be Closed" Phishing Scam

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Microsoft users who have received emails claiming their accounts will be closed and need to be 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 will be Closed" 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

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  • September 13, 2018 at 1:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: simauma@ip6.ultra-server.jp <simauma@ip6.ultra-server.jp> on behalf of The Microsoft account team <msn-team-services@outlook.com>

    Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:10

    Subject: Your account will be closed on 30/09/2018

    Dear Customer,

    We received your request to shut down your email account.

    Your account will be terminated 30-Aug-18,

    If you did not make this request,click below to cancel.

    Cancel HERE

    Enjoy using your Email and our services."

    remove

  • February 4, 2018 at 8:50 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft account team <account-security-noreply@accountprotection.microsoft.com>

    Date: 3 February 2018 at 10:55:07 PM GMT 7

    Subject: Microsoft account security confirmation

    Microsoft account

    Your account is closed

    Dear Kellie,

    Your account, has been closed.

    If you ever want to try again, you can create a new Microsoft account at any time. Just go to https://signup.live.com/signup to sign up.

    Thanks,

    The Microsoft account team"

    remove

  • February 4, 2018 at 8:48 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team <Macaverahott2000@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 5:40 PM

    To: member_servic@hotmail.com

    Subject: Your account will be closed at 02/06/2018

    Microsοft

    Your account will be closed at 2/06/2018

    Dear User

    This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will be closed at 02/06/2018

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

    Update your account

    Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

    Thank you.

    Microsοft respects your privαcy. Review our οnline Privαcy Statement"

    remove

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