"MSN Security Team Alert Attempts to Login to Your Account From Unrecognized Devices" Phishing Scam

MSN Security Team Alert Attempts to Login to Your Account From Unrecognized Devices Phishing Scam

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The email message below, which claims unusual attempts to log into the recipients' Microsoft or MSN accounts is a phishing scam sent by cybercriminals. The phishing or fake email message has been created and sent by cybercriminals to frighten and trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it. The link goes to a phishing website or a fake website looking like Microsoft’s website, created by cybercriminals to trick potential victims into entering their Microsoft account usernames and passwords on it, by asking them to sign in. But, any attempts to sign into the fake website, will result in the victims’ Microsoft account usernames and passwords being sent to cybercriminals. Therefore, Microsoft account users who receive the same email messages are asked to delete them and should not follow the instructions in them.

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 (see below) 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 cybercriminals.

The "MSN Security Team Alert Attempts to Login to Your From Unrecognized Devices" Phishing Scam

From: MSNSecurity Team <edwardjohns1@hotmail.co.uk>

Sent: September 15, 2017 7:51 AM

To: noreply@user-verification.com

Subject: ID:133- Email Security Alert! (Sept. 2017)


Dear user,

We noticed some unusual attempts to log in to your account from unrecognized devices and locations.

We need you to confirm your identity, otherwise your account will be closed!

Confirm my identity

We respect your privacy.

Thank you,

© 2017

all rights reserved.

Microsoft users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://account.microsoft.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is something that needs to be done to their accounts, they will be notified after signing in. This is will prevent Microsoft users from visiting phishing websites disguised as legitimate Microsoft website that steal account credentials.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • April 29, 2018 at 7:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    Had several full screen messages that advised to shut down my PC as MSN encountered a problem. On the last one I contacted the 1-800 number and the fellow who answered advised that my PC identity was compromised and would have to be totally reviewed and the Rootkit removed and my Gateway Identity encrypted.

    He advised that MSN utilize a firm and he would have them contact me, they are GEEK DIAL LLC of Las Vegas NV. 89119 The cost was $780.00 which I have not as yet paid, they also installed ABP and removed Norton.

    My question is, have I been taken and if so should the above be paid and also can they do damage to my PC?

    Thank You George.

    • April 29, 2018 at 7:23 PM by info

      It is a scam. You were told a bunch of garbage by a scammers who wants to steal your money.

      Tell us what the 1-800 number is that you called. Give us the full number.

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"MSN Security Team Alert Attempts to Login to Your Account From Unrecognized Devices" Phishing Scam