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Beware of "We Will Discontinue Support on Your Account and Security" Email Phishing Scam

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Beware of "We Will Discontinue Support on Your Account and Security" Email Phishing Scam

Email users, please be aware of the phishing email message below, which claims that Microsoft Outlook will discontinue support on the recipients' accounts, which will block the recipients from sending or receiving emails if they do not verify their accounts. The phishing email message is being sent by cyber criminals to frighten recipients into clicking on a link within the same email message. The link in the fake email message goes to a phishing website that will ask the recipients who have clicked on it to sign-in with their user names and passwords to cancel the termination request.

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But, once the requested information is submitted, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.to protect against phishing scams, online users are asked to never click on a link to sign into their online accounts. They should instead, go directly to their online account provider's website by typing the website's address in their web browsers or use a popular search engine to find their online provider's website.

The "We Will Discontinue Support on Your Account and Security" Email Phishing Scam

From: Administration Office <lawang2001@hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, 15 May 2017 6:47 PM
To: account_user@hotmail.com
Subject: URGENT PROBLEM

This is to inform you for the final time that on 20th May 2017, We will discontinue support on your account and security.

If you choose not to renew your account on or before 20th May 2017, your email will be blocked and you will not be able to read and send emails from the 20th of May 2017, and you will no longer have access to your email and many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attachments.

Take a minute to renew your account for a faster, safer and full-featured experience.

Renew Your Account

Thanks for using service

Regards,

Customer Member Service .

Once cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ account credentials (usernames and passwords), they will use it to hijack their Microsoft accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email message who were tricked into clicking on the link within it and have attempted to sign into the phishing or fake website that they were taken, are asked to change their Microsoft account passwords immediately, before they are hijacked and used fraudulently by cyber criminals.

Hotmail or Microsoft email account users who have received suspicious email messages can verify the authenticity of email messages, but going directly to www.hotmail.com, www.live.com or www.outlook.com and sign into their accounts from there. If there is something wrong with their accounts, they will be notified once they have signed in.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Feb 11 at 10:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: Mail Team <ken_nicholson843@msn.com>
    Date: 2/11/18 8:47 AM (GMT-05:00)
    Subject: Account Security Re-activation™

    Dear Email User,

    This is to inform you that on 19th February, 2018, Microsoft Outlook will discontinue support on your account and security.

    If you choose not to update your account on or before 26th February, 2018, you will not be able to read and send emails, and you will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attachments.
    Take a minute to update your account for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsoft Outlook experience.

    Update Your Account

    Thanks,
    Outlook.com Team

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 20, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Account update <talalbarakah@hotmail.com>
    Sent: Monday, December 18, 2017 2:57:26 PM
    Subject: REMOVING YOUR MAILBOX

    Microsοft

    Your Services Agreement and Privαcy Statement made clearer
    Dear User,

    This is to inform you that Microsοft Outloοk will discontinue suppοrt on your accοunt and security.

    and you will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attαchments.

    Take a minute to updαte your accοunt for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsοft Outloοk experience.

    Updαte Your Accοunt

    Sincerely
    Outloοk.com Team
    Microsοft respects your privαcy. Review our οnline Privαcy Statement"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 10, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com team <Terren_Klein@live.ca>
    Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 12:10:53 AM
    To: noreply@mail.com
    Subject: Account Update Notification

    Microsοft

    Your Services Agreement and Privαcy Statement made clearer
    Dear User,

    This is to inform you that Microsοft Outloοk will discontinue suppοrt on your accοunt and security.

    and you will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attαchments.

    Take a minute to updαte your accοunt for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsοft Outloοk experience.

    Updαte Your Accοunt

    Thanks,

    Outloοk.com Team"

    delete


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