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Beware of "Microsoft Email Deactivation Alert" Microsoft Phishing Scam

2018-02-17T06:10:59 -  +
Beware of "Microsoft Email Deactivation Alert" Microsoft Phishing Scam

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 and do not follow the instructions in it.

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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.

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  • Posted: Oct 29, 2018 at 9:35 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com team
    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."

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 19, 2018 at 5:25 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team
    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"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 15, 2018 at 8:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 15, 2018 at 8:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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"

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 11, 2018 at 11:07 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Account security team
    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."

    delete


  • Posted: May 15, 2018 at 4:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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.

    delete


  • Posted: May 6, 2018 at 1:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 28, 2018 at 10:43 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Office365
    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"

    delete


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