"Microsoft Your Account will be Closed Soon" Phishing Scam
The "Microsoft Your Account will be Closed Soon" Phishing Scam
From: "microsoft.com Team" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 18/01/2018 9:25 p.m. (GMT-05:00)
Subject: ✉ YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED SOON (1/25/2018)
Your account will be closed at 1/25/2018
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
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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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