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Beware of "Microsoft Windows Live Closing of Your Account is Been Processed" Phishing Scam

2017-09-24T10:55:55 -  +
Beware of "Microsoft Windows Live Closing of Your Account is Been Processed" Phishing Scam

Microsoft users who have received emails claiming their accounts are in the process of being closed and need to be upgraded are asked to delete the same emails. This is because the emails are fakes or phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to frighten the recipients into following the instructions in them, by tricking them into believing they will stop receiving emails and their accounts will be locked or disabled.

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This why Microsoft Windows Live, Hotmail or Outlook users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to www.outlook.com, www.live.com or www.hotmail.com and sign in from there instead. Once they have signed in, they will be alerted to important notifications or changes, if there are any.

The "Microsoft Windows Live Closing of Your Account is Been Processed" Phishing Scam

From: Windows Live <chandra.kumal@live.com>

Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:36 AM

To: noreply@hotmail.com

Subject: EMAIL BLOCK TERMS: Closing of your account is been processed

E-mail Upgrade

This is to notify you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your account

since you have refused to upgrade your account and we might be forced to lock up your account if this notice is ignored.

UPGRADE NOW

This restriction will be disabled intermediately we confirm upgrade successful.

Thanks

The email security team.

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  • Posted: Mar 4, 2018 at 8:32 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Notification
    Sent: Monday, March 05, 2018 9:00 AM
    To: microsoft-verification@outlook.services-inc.com
    Subject: 🚫❗ FINAL WARNING: Closing of your account is been processed 2018

    Server Message

    Dear User,

    This is to notify you that there has been service break down from our server team. you must verify your account.

    We strongly recommend that you verify your account now, else your account will be blocked

    Verify your account here
    However, if you do not verify your account, your account will be De-activated shortly
    and all your email data will be lost permanently.
    Regards.
    Web Administrator

    This message is auto-generated from E-mail security server, and replies sent to this email can not be delivered.
    This email is meant for you"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 22, 2018 at 1:50 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Notification Team
    Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 10:38 AM
    To: account@msnteam.com
    Subject: FINAL WARNING: Closing of your account is been processed
    Importance: High

    This message is sent from a trusted sender

    FINAL 2018 UPDATE

    Attention User,

    This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will expire on 16/02/2018.

    If you wish to continue using this account please upgrade to our services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed

    Update your account

    Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

    Thank you
    Security account team"

    delete