"Final Warning - Your E-Mail Might Be Closed" Microsoft Outlook Phishing Scam

Final Warning - Your E-Mail Might Be Closed Microsoft Outlook Phishing Scam

The email message below with subject: "Final Warning - Your E-Mail Might Be Closed," is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook user names and passwords. The phishing email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to trick potential victims into visiting a phishing website, steal their email account credentials, gain access to their accounts, and use the accounts maliciously.

The "Final Warning - Your E-Mail Might Be Closed" Phishing Email

Subject: FINAL**WARNING**WARNING**Your e-mail might be closed

Dear Valued Customer

This email have been sent to you by outlook to inform you that we received a request to terminate your Account and the process have started by our Microsoft Team, Please give us 12 working hours to close your Account. To cancel the termination kindly click here to cancel termination

The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the 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 cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

Remember, if you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into account. And if you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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  • October 19, 2018 at 2:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Sint-Gillis, Brussels, Belgium


    Just received next email, sent by Microsoft.com Team:


    We informed you that your account will be closed on 20/10/2018 because you have been ignoring all our update messages sent to you.

    If you wish to continue using your account update it now to continue using our services.

    Link to update

    Notice: Ignoring this message will cause your account to be terminated without your permission.



    Mail protector @2018"

    I guess this is a scam?

    • October 19, 2018 at 2:41 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

  • December 14, 2017 at 10:07 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: eMAIL Admin <reshat.bugacku@hotmail.com>




    Your security info is no longer working

    On 27/11/2017 our system found that your security

    Info is no longer working.

    Starting from 10/12/2017 you will not be able to sign in to

    Your account unless you fix security info

    To fix your security info,

    Update Your Account Now"

  • July 7, 2017 at 12:44 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Email Management <austin.steele@hotmail.com>

    Date: July 7, 2017 at 7:09:00 AM PDT

    To: Tixuz Canada <noreply@ca.tixuz.com>

    Subject: EMAIL UPDATE

    WARNING: Your account will be closed in the next 48 hours if not updated.

    Click Here to Update"

  • May 26, 2017 at 4:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    Another scam:


    Your email account has not been registered in the new security firewall. To make sure you are protected by the latest security updates, you are required to verify your mail to keep your account safe and continue using our services.

    Click on the button below to verify your account

    [Please Verify Your Account Now]


    HotmailService Support

    Copyright 2017 Inc.

    All rights reserved. Terms of Service"

  • March 28, 2017 at 1:17 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -start of scam -

    寄件者: Outlook©

    寄件日期: 2017年3月28日 下午 02:18

    收件者: no_reply@outlook.office.com


    Dear User,

    Since the data subscription issues, the majority of your incoming messages are pending,

    Please click here to solve this problem.

    96% Usage Amount

    4% of the remaining unused volumes.

    sincere regards,

    (C) 2017"

    -end of scam -

  • March 23, 2017 at 10:06 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: EMAIL MGT TEAM© dd443@uowmail.edu.au

    Sent: Thursday, 23 March 2017 2:06 PM

    To: no_reply@outlook.office.com


    Outlook Mail

    Important Account Information

    Your E-mail account has exceeded it's limit and needs to be verified for your safety, if not verified within 48 hours, we will suspend your Email account.

    All you need to do is to update your security questions and answer in other not to loose your Email account.

    Click below to verify your email account now!



    Outlook INC

    © 2017 Outlook INC. All Rights Reserved.

    23 Amphitheater Way San Francisco, CA 908764

    © Outlook INC. 2017"

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