"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.

Microsoft Your Account May be Closed Phishing Scam

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: 🚩 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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  • June 18, 2021 at 4:50 AM by an anonymous user from: Chalandri, Greece

    Hi,

    The same thing happened to me yesterday. Unfortunately, I followed the steps to verify my account. Today I wondered if it was a scam, I looked it up and found out that it was. So I changed my password. Do you think that my account is safe now?

    Thank you very much

  • October 26, 2018 at 11:32 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM kathrynmatt@hotmail.com

    To: accountno-reply@mlcrosoft-account-protection.com

    Date: Friday, 26 October 2018, 04:39pm 01:00

    Subject: CLOSURE OF EMAIL!

    CLOSURE OF EMAIL

    We informed you that your E-mail will be closed ON 01/11/2018 because you have been ignoring all our update messages sent you.

    If you wish to continue using your E-mail update now to continue using our service.

    Click here to update

    Notice: Ignoring this message will cause your E-mail to be terminated without your permission.

    Thanks,

    Sincerely

    Mail Protector ©2018

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"Microsoft Your Account May be Closed" Phishing Scam