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"Microsoft Email Deactivation Alert" Phishing Scam

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"Microsoft Email Deactivation Alert" Phishing Scam

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The "Microsoft Email Deactivation Alert" email message below which claims that the recipients' accounts will be locked and the processing of incoming emails will be stopped, 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 it and should not follow the instructions in it.

The "Microsoft Email Deactivation Alert" Phishing Scam

Subject: EMAIL DE-ACTIVATION ALERT

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:32:32 +0000

From: Account . hayasamara@hotmail.com

Your Services Agreement and Privαcy Statement made clearer

Dear user

This is to notify you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your account since you have refused to upgrade your account and we might be forced to lock up your account if this notice is ignored.

1. Upgrademy email

2. Youcan also add more security features

This is to improve our service quality. We are sorry for inconveniences

Case number: 894162450

Property: Account Security

Copyright 2018 Inc., Windows Live ID Customer Support.

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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  • July 24, 2019 at 7:03 AM by an anonymous user from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    Glad I read this before clicking on the message. I would suggest that you send this warning to ALL Hotmail users.

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  • June 21, 2019 at 4:12 PM by info

    "From: MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM© <apaq1@hotmail.com>

    Date: June 20, 2019 at 10:57:56 AM EDT

    To: MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM© <apaq1@hotmail.com>

    Subject: Re: ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION IN PROGRESS (20/06/2019)

    MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM© has shared a OneDrive file with you. To view it, click the link below.

    Outlook 2 1.odt

    Dear User,

    This is to inform you that your email account has reached an Upgrade stage, Due to the fact that you are using our old version of Hotmail.

    If you choose not to update your account on or before 20th of June 2019, Your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

    Take a minute to update your account for a faster, safer and full-featured Outlook experience by opening the attached file and click on "Confirm" to login your account details to avoid deactivation of account.

    Thank you,

    Mail Team ©2019"

    Here is another scam.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:10 PM by an anonymous user from Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

    "Your account will be deactivated

    Microsoft account team <WINLV.EDFS.WW.00.EN.MSF.RMD.TS.T01.SPT.00.EM.K1670.toU@cwu.edu>

    Thu 6/20/2019 1:30 PM

    Microsoft account

    Unusual sign-in activity

    This is to inform you that your request on: 06/18/2019 09:58:23.PM. to cancel your account xxxxxxxxxxxx@*****.*** from outlook.com server has been

    approved and will be initiated one hour after you open this message

    Regards.

    ignore this message to continue with your request of removal

    If this deactivation was not requested by you

    Please reply to us.

    If You Receive This Message In Your Junk email It's Due to Your Internet Provider

    Thanks,

    THE MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM"

    Here is another scam.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:26 AM by info

    "From: microsoft.com team <mulberrybyron@btconnect.com>

    Sent: 19 June 2019 13:47

    Subject: Re: MICROSOFT ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION (UPDATE REQUESTED)

    CLOSURE OF EMAIL

    We informed you that your E-mail will be closed ON 21/06/2019 because you have been ignoring all our update messages sent to 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 ©2019"

    Here is anothers scam.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:46 AM by info

    "From: microsoft.com Admin <mjestokes@hotmail.co.uk>

    Sent: 17 June 2019 14:13

    To: info@ht.com

    Subject: MICROSOFT ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION (UPDATE REQUESTED) 2019

    CLOSURE OF EMAIL

    We informed you that your E-mail will be closed ON 30/06/2019 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 ©2019"

    Here is another scam.

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  • May 2, 2019 at 6:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: customer01_service@outlook.com <customer01_service@outlook.com>

    Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:14:52 AM

    To: user@t-online.com

    Subject: MICROSOFT ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION (UPDATE REQUESTED) 2019

    CLOSURE OF EMAIL

    We informed you that your E-mail will be closed ON 2/05/2019 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 ©2019"

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  • April 1, 2019 at 3:13 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Outlook©-account team <anniecjennings@outlook.com>

    Date: 29 March 2019 at 3:28:06 pm AEST

    To: "user@t-online.de" <user@t-online.de>

    Subject: MICROSOFT ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION (UPDATE REQUESTED) 2019

    CLOSURE OF EMAIL

    We informed you that your E-mail will be closed ON 31/03/2019 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 ©2019"

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  • March 25, 2019 at 10:12 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Account Update! <abbys.exoticblend@hotmail.com>

    Date: 25 March 2019 at 21:27:03 GMT

    Subject: UPDATE REMINDER

    Dear user ID ( )

    This is to notify you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails and files on your account, since you have not updated your account after several reminders. We will proceed to De-activate your email account from our services if this reminder is ignored. Please take a second to update your account below..

    Update Here

    This restriction will be disabled immediately we confirm that you have successfully updated your account.

    Your security is always our primary concern.

    Thanks.

    E-Mail Security Team ©2019."

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  • March 17, 2019 at 8:31 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Administrator <ncc-un1@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Monday, 18 March 2019 12:02 PM

    To: member_service@outlook.com

    Subject: MICROSOFT ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION (UPDATE REQUESTED) 2019

    CLOSURE OF EMAIL

    We informed you that your E-mail will be closed ON 3/18/2019 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 ©2019"

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  • October 29, 2018 at 9:35 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com team <aheggi@hotmail.com>

    Sent: 29 October 2018 08:33

    To: users@t-online.de

    Subject: Microsoft account ready to deactivate this email address

    Your account is ready to be closed."

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  • October 19, 2018 at 5:25 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team <microsoftstore@microsoftstoreemail.com>

    Sent: 19 October 2018 08:25

    To: You

    Subject: Microsoft account deactivation notice

    Microsoft account

    Microsoft Final Warning

    Your email account has been blacklisted because it was identified as an automatic spam sender

    and will be deleted if not verified within the next 48 hours.

    Kindly click on the link below to re-sign in and help us verify this is not a robot.

    Verify and remove from blacklist

    Note: Validation link expires after 48 hours

    You can also opt out or change where you receive security notifications.

    Thanks,

    The Microsoft.com team"

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  • October 15, 2018 at 8:12 PM by an anonymous user from Durham, North Carolina, United States

    jeinevas@hotmail.com was the sender and it had Microsoft.com TM

    This is for the message-

    "SERVER ALERT: WE WILL TERMINATE YOUR EMAIL IN THE NEXT 48HOURS

    Outlook.com

    Dear User,

    Your email requires immediate verification for an update. Click below to update your account

    Sign In

    If you choose not to update your account on or before 29th OCT 2018 , your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

    Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User

    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.

    Mail team! ©2018 All Rights Reserved"

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  • October 15, 2018 at 8:08 PM by an anonymous user from Durham, North Carolina, United States

    I just received this, I have a hotmail address. I'm guessing it's not right? I did not click on the links.

    "Outlook.com

    Dear User,

    Your email requires immediate verification for an update. Click below to update your account

    Sign In

    If you choose not to update your account on or before 29th OCT 2018 , your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

    Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User

    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.

    Mail team! ©2018 All Rights Reserved"

    remove

  • October 11, 2018 at 11:07 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Account security team <ramchereddy@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:02 PM

    To: member_service@outlook.com

    Subject: MICROSOFT ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION (UPDATE REQUESTED)

    Your mailbox will expire on October 12th, 2018

    Dear User,

    We are currently updating your services agreement and privacy statement.

    Please keep your security information updated. This is for your own safety.

    UPDATE HERE NOW

    NOTE: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE CLOSED IF NOT UPDATED. (UPDATE IS FREE)

    Thanks,

    Mail Administrator

    Copyright © 2018

    Please do not reply to this message, Mail sent to this address cannot be answered."

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  • May 15, 2018 at 4:01 PM by an anonymous user from Delray, West Virginia, United States

    Beware of this scam. I received a voice mail message saying my Microsoft Windows usage key has been locked and to call a phone number to resolve the problem. DO NOT CALL.

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  • May 6, 2018 at 1:39 PM by an anonymous user from Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom

    The "Microsoft Email Deactivation Alert" Phishing Scam.

    I was immediately suspicious of this E-Mail.

    The clue is the line: We are sorry for inconveniences!

    Bad English. Even the Americans wouldn't use this expression. LOL Sorry!

    Stu V

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  • March 28, 2018 at 10:43 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Office365 <thegentrys@hotmail.co.uk>

    Sent: 28 March 2018 15:11

    To: Microsoft.com Office365

    Subject: Re: EMAIL DE-ACTIVATION!!

    Microsoft

    Dear Outlook User,

    This is to inform you that your Your Microsoft Account has reached an Upgrade stage, due to you are using our old version of Microsoft Outlook

    If you choose not to update your account on or before 5th of April 2018, your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

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

    ClickHere To Update Your Outlook Account

    Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User

    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.

    Thank you.

    Windows Live ID Customer Support.

    Copyright 2018 Inc"

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