"Final Warning - Upgrade Your Account To Avoid De-Activation Now" Microsoft Outlook Account Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject "Final Warning Upgrade Your Account To Avoid De-Activation Now," which claims that the recipients should upgrade their Microsoft accounts to prevent deactivation, is a phishing scam. The fake email message is being sent by cyber criminals to trick Microsoft Outlook account users into sending them their account credentials, by asking them to click on a link in the same email message that goes a phishing Microsoft Outlook website. The phishing website, which looks exactly like Microsoft Outlook' sign-in page, will ask potential victims to sign-in with their Outlook or Microsoft accounts’ credential, but once the information is submitted, it will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the fake website. The cybercriminals will then use the information to hijack their victims’ Microsoft Outlook accounts and use them fraudulently.

Final Warning - Upgrade Your Account To Avoid De-Activation Now Microsoft Outlook Account Phishing Scam

The Phishing Microsoft Outlook Account Deactivation Email Message

-------- Original message --------

From: Outlook Team <vil.lapacis@hotmail.co.uk>

Date: 2017/02/20 6:18 am (GMT+00:00)

To: noreply@outlook.com">noreply@outlook.com


Your security info change is still pending!

Your Mailbox will expire on FEBRUARY 22, 2017

We are upgrading all Microsoft account. kindly update to keep your account info updated.

Update Your Account



We are here to serve you better.

The Microsoft Team.

Microsoft account users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. It is recommended that they go directly to www.outlook.com, www.hotmail.com, or www.live.com, and sign into their accounts from there. This is the best way to protect against phishing scams created by cyber criminals to steal online account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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  • June 7, 2019 at 9:31 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MSN Service <stevenloehr@hotmail.com>

    Date: 6 June 2019 at 10:54:50 am AEST

    To: "spit-to-manly@hotmail.com" <spit-to-manly@hotmail.com>

    Subject: Courtesy Account Final Warning.

    This is courtesy final warning for second quarter confirmation as your emails are pending on our system due to inbox space limit.

    Click on confirm to free more space and start getting all your pending emails ASAP to avoid total account deactivation.

    Thank You.


  • June 1, 2017 at 9:37 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: microsoft.com outlook <no.reply289846564@outlook.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:20 AM

    To: microsoft-verification@outlook.services-inc.com

    Subject: Final Warning: Upgrade your account

    Microsoft account

    Microsoft update info

    The deadline for updating all Microsoft E-mail account is Today

    You are advice to Update your account now to avoid being suspended.

    We are doing this to serve you better and to help you fight malicious users.

    Kindly click the below link to complete the process

    Update Your Account Now

    Note: Your account will be closed if not updated before the end of today

    We apologize for any inconveniences

    Thank You For Using Microsoft."

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"Final Warning - Upgrade Your Account To Avoid De-Activation Now" Microsoft Outlook Account Phishing Scam