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

2017-12-06T09:01:17 -  +
Beware of "Microsoft Your Email will be Closed" Phishing Scam

Microsoft users who have received emails claiming their accounts will be closed 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.

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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 Email will be Closed" Phishing Scam

From: E-mail Team <yvonne.erasmus@hotmail.co.za>

Date: 6 December 2017 at 17:49:00 GMT+8

To: E-mail Team <yvonne.erasmus@hotmail.co.za>

Subject: Re: Re: Your email will be closed at 06/12/2017

Account expired

Your email will be closed at 06/12/2017

Dear User,

This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will expire on 06/12/2017

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

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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2018 at 4:15 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Office365
    Sent: 26 September 2018 13:30
    To: Microsoft.com Office365
    Subject: Re: Your E-Mail will be closed


    VIOLATION OF TERMS OF SERVICE

    Your aol account will be suspended from sending maiIs due to violation of terms of service.

    All saved maiIs will be lost if this is not resolved.
    Activate And Resolve Issue Now Urgently!

    Sincerely,
    AOL Customer Care Team ©2018"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 4, 2018 at 4:56 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft Live 2018
    Sent: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 3:44:26 AM
    To: member_service@outlook.com
    Subject: Your email will be closed at 08/04/2018

    Account expired
    Your email will be closed at 08/04/2018

    Dear User,

    This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will expire on 08/04/2018

    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


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