"Microsoft Warning - Your Outlook Account Might Be Deleted and Closed Now" Phishing Scam

The email message below: "Microsoft Warning: Your Outlook Account Might Be Deleted and Closed Now," is a fake. The fake email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, who created the fake email message to steal their potential victims' Microsoft Hotmail, Live, or Outlook usernames and passwords. So, recipients of the fake email message should not click on the link or follow the instructions in it. The link in the phishing email message will take recipients who have clicked on it, to a phishing Microsoft Hotmail or Outlook website, where they will be asked to sign-in. Once the potential victims attempt to sign-in, their email account credentials(usernames and passwords) will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing scam. Once cyber-criminals are in possession of their victims' email account credentials, they will hijack and use their victims' email accounts fraudulently.

Microsoft Warning - Your Outlook Account Might Be Deleted and Closed Now Phishing Scam

The Microsoft Outlook Phishing Email Message Scam

From: Microsoft account team security-microsoft-data@hotmail.com

Date: February 22, 2017 at 5:27:35 PM CST

Subject: Microsoft Warning: Your Outlook Account Might Be Deleted & Closed Now

Microsoft account

Microsoft Security info

Welcome to new Outlook.com

Due to the ongoing update in our system/server you are required to re-verify your account within 24 hours to enable us register your country/device in our database. Failure to re-verify your account will lead to account De-activation and you will no longer have access to many of the features for improved Conversations, contacts and attachments.

Take a minute to re-verify your account for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsoft Outlook experience.

Your security tight is our concern!

Click here to re-verify your account

If you were tricked into entering your username and password on the fake or phishing Microsoft Outlook website, please change your password immediately, before your Microsoft account is hijacked and used fraudulently.

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  • October 17, 2017 at 10:59 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Outlook <jovica.zaric@insa.rs>

    Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 4:01 AM

    Subject: Microsoft Account Deactivation Request

    Security Information..

    Dear User,

    We received your request to deactivate your mail

    Your account will be Deleted & Your Mail shutdown Within 24 hours

    You need to confirm if you made this request or we will continue with the request.

    If you think it is an error, take action immediately to stop this process.


    Thank You.

    Microsoft Accounts Team."

  • May 22, 2017 at 7:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Lincoln, England, United Kingdom

    I received this:

    "Dear Customer,

    We will close & delete your Account now someone signed in from an unknown location

    Egypt (EG) And request to delete your Email Account!

    We would like to give you our final notice today before closing this Email Account.

    Kindly visit your account below to cancel this unknown request or you loss your Account!


    Thank you

    Account team Inc © 2017"

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"Microsoft Warning - Your Outlook Account Might Be Deleted and Closed Now" Phishing Scam