The "MSN Mailbox Termination Notice" Phishing Scam

The MSN Mailbox Termination Notice Phishing Scam

The "MSN Mailbox Termination Notice" below is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The cybercriminals intentions are to gain access to their potential victims' accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email are asked not to follow the instructions in them.

The "MSN Mailbox Termination Notice" Phishing Email

From: Mailbox Admin <>

Date: 11/4/18 1:38 PM (GMT-06:00)

Subject: Mailbox Termination Notice for ""

Mailbox Verification!

Dear apeduzhair ,

Your email account has been blacklisted, because your have failed to verify your account, soon your email account will be terminated and all files and documents associated to your email address will be permanently deleted. but to stay connected to your account, you need to verify immediately to restore full service.

Verify Now


Mail security team 2018

Notice: Failed to verify your account will be deactivated within 24 hours

The link or button in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the 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, the information will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

The Fake Microsoft Hotmail Website

A Fake Microsoft Hotmail Website

If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to you after you have signed into your account. If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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The "MSN Mailbox Termination Notice" Phishing Scam