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Beware of "Microsoft Your Account will be Closed Soon" Phishing Scam

2018-01-19T09:28:18 -  +
Beware of "Microsoft Your Account will be Closed Soon" Phishing Scam

The "Microsoft Your Account will be Closed Soon" is a phishing scam. Therefore, recipients of the emails below, which claims their Microsoft accounts will be closed soon, is a phishing scam that has been created by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook usernames and passwords. Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen usernames and passwords, they will hijack email accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not to follow the instructions in it.

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The "Microsoft Your Account will be Closed Soon" Phishing Scam

From: "microsoft.com Team" <mwandali@hotmail.com>

Date: 18/01/2018 9:25 p.m. (GMT-05:00)

To: member_service@0utl00k.c0m

Subject: ✉ YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED SOON (1/25/2018)

Microsοft

Account Update

Your account will be closed at 1/25/2018

Dear User

This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will be closed at 1/25/2018

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

Update your account

Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

Thank you.

Microsοft respects your privαcy. Review our οnline Privαcy Statement

The links in the email messages go to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.

If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into it.

Now, if you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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  • Posted: Aug 15, 2018 at 11:22 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Email Admin
    Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:40 PM
    To: member_service@outlook.com
    Subject: WARNING !!! **Microsoft Overprotective**

    Respected Users,

    We inform you that your account will be closed on 17/08/2018 because you have been ignoring the update messages sent to you. If you wish to continue using your account;

    Update now to continue using our services. Ignoring this message will cause your account to be close unexpectedly.

    Click here to Update

    Thank you,
    Mail administrator
    (C) 2018"

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 15, 2018 at 3:19 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Preignac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

    I have received this email from Microsoft.com team [patibon2011@hotmail.com]

    Security Info Update

    Your Mailbox will expire on August 18th, 2018

    This is to notify you that we are currently updating the windows services agreement and privacy statement.
    Please keep your security information updated.

    Do not ignore!

    UPGRADE NOW


    NOTE: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE DISABLED IF NOT UPDATED. (UPDATE IS FREE)
    Thank you for using our services

    Email Security

    Is this a scam!!

    Kind regards

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 15, 2018 at 5:40 AM by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 3, 2018 at 7:12 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: microsoft.com team
    Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:36 PM
    To: no-reply@microsoft.com
    Subject: ✉ YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED SOON (3/2/2018)

    Account Update
    Your account will be closed at 3/2/2018

    Dear User

    This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will be closed at 2/3/2018

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

    Update your account

    Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

    Thank you.

    Microsοft respects your privαcy. Review our οnline Privαcy Statement"

    delete