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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: May 15, 2018 at 4:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Parksley, 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: Yatton, 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