"Microsoft Email Account Suspension" Phishing Email Messages

The email message below with the subject: "Email Account Suspension," which claims that a request will be processed shortly to empty or delete all the emails in the recipients' account Inbox and Sent-Items, is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

Microsoft Email Account Suspension Phishing Email Messages

The Phishing "Microsoft Email Account Suspension" Email Message

Från: Mail Team <waqar-ahmad88@hotmail.com>
Skickat: den 3 maj 2017 10:52
Till: members@hotmail.com
Ämne: Email Account Suspension

Security Information

Hello User,

We received your instruction to empty all your Inbox and Sent Folders

We will Delete & Close Your Account Within 2 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.


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

If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:21 AM by an anonymous user from: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

    I keep receiving these emails telling me my account will close. I am deleting them but hard to ignore.


    We informed you that your E-mail will be closed ON 30/06/2019 because you have been ignoring all our update messages sent you.

    If you wish to continue using your E-mail update now to continue using our service.

    Click here to update

    Notice: Ignoring this message will cause your E-mail to be terminated without your permission.



    Mail Protector ©2019"

  • February 12, 2019 at 12:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Aurora, Colorado, United States

    I received a similar e-mail with instructions to reply with "I did not request this" to this e-mail address:


    I received a return e-mail saying the address was not valid.

  • May 5, 2018 at 8:24 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team <laminceesay70@msn.com>

    Date: 4 May 2018 at 22:56:57 BST

    Subject: 🔔 ❶ Email Suspension (Final Warning)

    Dear microsoft User,

    You have 5 New pending mails. Your mail version 2.0.1 is currently being discontinued from receiving incoming mails, and will no longer work as of May 4th, 2018.

    To retrieve your messages and upgrade to version 3.0.1, kindly follow the upgrade information below:

    Upgrade to version 3.0.1 now

    Microsoft Email Service Team."

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