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Beware of "Hotmail Account Removal Request" Phishing Scams

2018-02-09T11:55:17 -  +
Beware of "Hotmail Account Removal Request" Phishing Scams

Hotmail users who have received emails like the one below, which claim that their requests to remove their accounts from Hotmail servers have been approved, are asked to delete them because they are phishing scams. The fake email messages are being sent by cybercriminals to steal Hotmail usernames and passwords, by tricking Hotmail users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

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Sample of the "Hotmail Account Removal Request" Phishing Scam

From: The hotmail.com Accounts <nbtfghnrft@atl31.mobilealks.com>

Date: 7 February 2018 at 01:25:50 GMT

Subject: Your Account is being Terminated Ticket ID [CASE:HTM139503043

Reply-To: <fhgnrtfhnrdf@atl31.mobilealks.com>

Hi,

This is to inform you that your request on: 2018-02-06 19-25-20 to remove your account from hotmail.com Servers has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message.

Ignore this message to continue with email removal or

If this deactivation was not requested by you Please reply to this mail directly without altering the subject.

Regards,

hotmail.com Team

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Hotmail users attempt to sign into the phishing website with their usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked Hotmail accounts will then be used by cybercriminals fraudulently.

Remember, if you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. And, if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your Hotmail account is hijacked. If your account has already been hijacked, click here for help regaining access to it.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

Also, report scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

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  • Posted: Apr 6 at 1:06 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "De: Microsoft account
    Enviado: jueves, 5 de abril de 2018 10:18 a. m.
    Asunto: hi fgalan, Request to Remove Your Account ?

    Microsoft account
    Unusual sign-in activity

    This is to inform you that your request on: 04/04/2018 09:30:10.PM. to remove your account fgalan@*****.*** from outlook.com server has been
    approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message.
    Regards.

    ignore this message to continue with email removal or

    If this deactivation was not requested by you

    Please reply us. click here.

    If You Receive This Message In Your Junk or Spam Its Due to Your Internet Provider"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 23, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: The hotmail.com Accounts
    Date: February 21, 2018 at 4:20:01 PM CST
    Subject: Your Account is being Terminated Ticket ID [CASE:HTM2617109706]
    Reply-To:

    Hello,

    This is to inform you that your request on:2018-02-21 17-18-56 to remove your account from hotmail.com Servers has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message.


    Ignore this message to continue with email removal or

    If this deactivation was not requested by you Please reply to this mail directly without altering the subject.

    Regards,

    hotmail.com"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 16, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Arlington, Virginia, United States

    "This is to inform you that your request on: ​​2018-02-14 05-11-56 ​to remove your account from hotmail.com Servers has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message."

    I received this message, reported it as phishing scam and deleted the message.

    I also googled to see if this was a phishing scam.

    delete


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