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Beware of "Mail-Box Account De-Activation - Activation Final Verification Alert" Microsoft Phishing Scam

2018-01-26T11:58:51 -  +
Beware of "Mail-Box Account De-Activation - Activation Final Verification Alert" Microsoft Phishing Scam

Be aware of "Mail-Box Account De-Activation - Activation Final Verification Alert" phishing scam. Microsoft account users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that support has been discontinued on the recipients' email accounts and the recipients must click the link within the same email message to renew their accounts or have their Microsoft accounts block, is a phishing scam. The fake and phishing email message was created and sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail usernames and passwords, with the intention of hijacking the email accounts and using them maliciously or fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

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The "Mail-Box Account De-Activation - Activation Final Verification Alert" Microsoft Phishing Scam

From: Mlcrosoft account team <Oh_doha@hotmail.com>

Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 3:29 AM

To: account-security-noreply@account.microsoft.com

Subject: Mail-Box Account De-Activation (Activation Final Verification Alert Jan 2018 )

Your Services Agreement and Privacy Statement made clearerE_mail final warning verification alert

This is to inform you for the final time that 30th January 2018, We will discontinue support on your account and security.

If you choose not to renew your account on or before 30th January 2018, your email will be blocked and you will not be able to read and send emails from the 30th January 2018, and you will no longer have access to your email and many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attachments.

Take a minute to renew your account for a faster, safer and full-featured experience.

Renew Your Account

Mail-Box Account De-Activation ( Final Verification Alert )

Thanks for using service

Regards,

Customer Member Service

This is to inform you for the final time that on 30th January 2017, We will discontinue support on your account and security.

The link in the email message goes 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 message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after you have signed into it. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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