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 <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:48:06 PM
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 !
Note: This update is required immediately after receiving this message
Thank you for using our services.
Windows team 2018