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Beware of "Microsoft Your Account May be Closed" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Microsoft Your Account May be Closed" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject "Microsoft Your Account May be Close," is a fake and scam. The fake email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, who created the fake email message to steal their potential victims' Microsoft Hotmail, Live, or Outlook user names and passwords. So, recipients of the fake email message should not click on the link or follow the instructions in it. The link in the phishing email message will take recipients who have clicked on it, to a phishing Microsoft Hotmail or Outlook website, where they will be asked to sign-in. Once the potential victims attempt to sign-in, their email account credentials(usernames and passwords) will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing scam. Once cyber-criminals are in possession of their victims' email account credentials, they will hijack and use their victims' email accounts fraudulently.

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The "Microsoft Your Account May be Close" Phishing Scam

From: Microsoft.com Team <rontgenes@hotmail.com>

Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:43 AM

To: member_service@outlook.com

Subject: 馃毄 THIS EMAIL WILL BE CLOSED AFTER 07/01/2018

Account Update

Your account may be closed on 10/01/2018

Dear Attn User

This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account is will to be closed at 10/01/2018

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

Account admin

If you were tricked into entering your username and password on the fake or phishing Microsoft Outlook website, please change your password immediately, before your Microsoft account is hijacked and used fraudulently.

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