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Beware of "Microsoft Email Shut-Down In Process" Phishing Scam

2018-02-19T17:35:49 -  +
Beware of "Microsoft Email Shut-Down In Process" Phishing Scam

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.

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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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  • Posted: Nov 2, 2018 at 11:15 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: account security
    Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:57:36 PM
    To: USER@T-ONLINE.DE
    Subject: ­čÜę 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"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 24, 2018 at 1:54 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: EMAIL SECURITY SERVICES
    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,
    Micros╬┐ft respects your priv╬▒cy. Review our ╬┐nline Priv╬▒cy Statemen"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 19, 2018 at 11:53 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Von: SERVICE E-MAIL
    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,
    Micros╬┐ft respects your priv╬▒cy. Review our ╬┐nline Priv╬▒cy Statement"

    delete


  • Posted: May 9, 2018 at 11:26 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Webmail Security
    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."

    delete


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