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"Your Account will be Closed in the next 48 Hours" Outlook Phishing Scam

The email message below which claims that the recipients' email accounts will be closed in the next 48 hours, is a phishing scam that has been created by cyber criminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook usernames and passwords. Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen usernames and passwords, they will hijack email accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not to follow the instructions in it.

Your Account will be Closed in the next 48 Hours Outlook Phishing Scam
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A Sample of the "Your Account will be Closed in the next 48 Hours" Outlook Phishing Scam

From: Email Management <dedrelhntr33@hotmail.com>

Date: July 7, 2017 at 1:11:27 AM PDT

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

Subject: EMAIL UPDATE

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

Click Here to Update

The links in the email messages go 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 messages. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into it.

Now, if you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 11:09 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "- Original message -

    From: "Microsoft.com Service" <btabak69@hotmail.com>

    Date: 28/09/2017 18:57 (GMT 00:00)

    To: "Microsoft.com Service"

    Subject: RE: EMAIL DE-ACTIVATION

    Microsoft Support.

    Your account will be closed in the next 48 hours if not updated to the new version.

    Click Here to Update

    Thank you.

    Microsoft Support.

    Copyright 2017 Inc"

  • September 8, 2017 at 4:22 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team <amysflowers@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:53 PM

    To: Microsoft.com Team

    Subject: Email Update

    Microsoft

    Your account will be closed in the next 48 hours if not updated to the new version.

    Click Here to Update

    Thank you.

    Microsoft Support.

    Copyright 2017 Inc."

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"Your Account will be Closed in the next 48 Hours" Outlook Phishing Scam