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"Microsoft Email Shut-Down In Process" Phishing Scam

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"Microsoft Email Shut-Down In Process" Phishing Scam

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Microsoft users who have received emails claiming their email shutdown is in process and will be terminated are asked to delete the same emails. This is because the emails are fakes or phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to frighten the recipients into following the instructions in them, by tricking them into believing they will stop receiving emails and their accounts will be locked or disabled.

This why Microsoft Windows Live, Hotmail or Outlook users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to www.outlook.com, www.live.com or www.hotmail.com and sign in from there instead. Once they have signed in, they will be alerted to important notifications or changes, if there are any.

The "Email Shut-Down In Process" Phishing Scam

From: Account Update <newkaakat@hotmail.com>

Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:48:06 PM

To: user@hotmail.com

Subject: EMAIL SHUT-DOWN IN PROCESS

Your email will expire on 16/02/2018

Attention User !!

Kindly update your security or your mailbox will be terminated. This is your final notice.

DO NOT IGNORE !

UPDATE NOW

Note: This update is required immediately after receiving this message

Thank you for using our services.

Windows team 2018

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  • November 23, 2018 at 2:56 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Security <el_michket@hotmail.fr>

    Date: 23 November 2018 at 04:35:02 CET

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

    Subject: ❶✉EMAIL SHUT DOWN - IN PROCESS

    Microsοft

    Your Services Agreement made clearer

    Your email will expire on

    23/11/2018

    Attention User !!

    Kindly update your security or your mailbox will be terminated. This is your final notice.

    DO NOT IGNORE !

    UPDATE NOW

    Note: This update is required immediately after receiving this message

    Thank you for using our services.

    Windows team 2018"

    remove

  • November 2, 2018 at 11:15 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: account security <anupament@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:57:36 PM

    To: USER@T-ONLINE.DE

    Subject: 🚩 RE-VERIFICATION 2018

    This message is sent from a trusted sender

    Attention User,

    Your Mail-box needs to be Re-verified to avoid Shutdown

    You have less than 48hrs.

    Use the link below to continue using this service

    Click to Continue

    Thanks,

    Email Security team"

    remove

  • September 24, 2018 at 1:54 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: EMAIL SECURITY SERVICES <anabelmm2@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 4:51:22 AM

    To: noreply@outlook.com

    Subject: SHUTDOWN IN PROGRESS

    Hi user,

    Your Mail Box needs to be Re-verified to avoid Shutdown.

    You have less than 24hrs.

    Use the link below to continue using this service

    CLICK TO CONTINUE

    Thanks,

    Microsοft respects your privαcy. Review our οnline Privαcy Statemen"

    remove

  • September 19, 2018 at 11:53 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Von: SERVICE E-MAIL <h99139@hotmail.com>

    Gesendet: Mittwoch, September 19, 2018 3:24 AM

    An: user-replynot@outlook.com

    Betreff: SHUTDOWN IN PROGRESS

    Hi user,

    Your Mail Box needs to be Re-verified to avoid Shutdown.

    You have less than 24hrs.

    Use the link below to continue using this service

    CLICK TO CONTINUE

    Thanks,

    Microsοft respects your privαcy. Review our οnline Privαcy Statement"

    remove

  • May 9, 2018 at 11:26 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Webmail Security <wyattautomotive@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 1:18:39 PM

    To: account@hotmail.com

    Subject: FINAL**WARNING**EMAIL SHUTDOWN IN PROCESS***

    Your security info update is still pending!

    Your Mailbox will expire on MAY 10TH, 2018.

    We are currently updating the Windows Services Agreement and Privacy Statement . Kindly keep your security info updated.

    Update Now

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

    Thank you for using our services.

    We respect your privacy."

    remove

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"Microsoft Email Shut-Down In Process" Phishing Scam