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Beware of "Your Microsoft Email Account Will Expire In 24 Hours" Phishing Scam

Beware of "Your Microsoft Email Account Will Expire In 24 Hours" Phishing Scam

Microsoft users who have received emails claiming that their accounts will expire are asked to delete them because they are phishing scams. The phishing emails are being sent by cyber criminals to trick Microsoft account users into clicking on a link in them, which goes to a phishing website that steals online account user names and passwords. Therefore, Microsoft users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their account password immediately, before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.


For users whose accounts have already been hijacked, they may click here for help regaining access to their accounts.

Sample of a "Your Microsoft Email Account Will Expire In 24 Hours" Phishing Scam

From: Microsoft Outlook

Sent: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 7:49 AM

Subject: Your Microsoft Email Account Will Expire In 24 Hours

Microsoft account

Email Account Will Expire In 24 Hours

Your Microsoft Email account [@] will expire in 24 hours reactivate by clicking on the reactivation button below.


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The Microsoft account team

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This message was sent from an unmonitored e-mail address. Please do not reply to this message.


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