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The "Microsoft Account De-Activation" Phishing Scam

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The "Microsoft Account De-Activation" Phishing Scam

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The "Microsoft Account De-Activation" email alert below which claims that the recipients' accounts have been blacklisted and will be closed, is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete and do not follow the instructions in it.

The "Microsoft Account De-Activation" Phishing Scam

De: Team Microsoft.com <ymwangshanghai@hotmail.com>

Fecha: 11 de octubre de 2018, 12:20:26 p. m. COT

Asunto: MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT DE-ACTlVATlON

Update and verify your email to avoid closing immediately

Your email address has been included in the blacklist and has been marked as an automatic spam sender, so it will be updated and verified, otherwise it will be permanently closed.

Click on the button below to update and verify instantly in 24 hours to show that you are a human being, not a robot, and continue using your account

Update and verify your email address

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 cyber-criminals 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 signing in. 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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • April 16, 2019 at 2:22 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team <claremont_house@hotmail.co.uk>

    Sent: 16 April 2019 10:57

    To: update@live.com

    Subject: Re: E-mail Sign In-Alert

    Microsoft warning!

    Attn: Dear user,

    Your email address has been included in the blacklist and also been marked as an automatic spam sender,

    It must be put up-to date and verified otherwise your email account will be permanently closed.

    Update now within 24 hours to show that you are a human being not a robot; continue using your account.

    Update and verify your email address

    Warning: failure will cause permanent De-activation if you do not verify!

    Thank you,

    Account security team

    (c) 2019"

    remove

  • December 5, 2018 at 8:27 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM <team000uhnmgf849888978@outlook.com>

    Sent: 05 December 2018 13:09

    To: MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM

    Subject: Your email address has been included in our blacklist and has been marked as an automatic junk sender.

    Hi Member

    We informed you that your E-mail will be closed ON /06/12/2018 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"

    remove

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The "Microsoft Account De-Activation" Phishing Scam