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Beware of "We Will Terminate Your Email in the Next 24 Hours Server Alert" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "We Will Terminate Your Email in the Next 24 Hours Server Alert" Phishing Scam

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The fake "We Will Terminate Your Email in the Next 24 Hours Server Alert" email which appears to have been sent by Microsoft, is a phishing scam created by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail usernames and passwords. The intentions of the cybercriminals are to hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

The "We Will Terminate Your Email in the Next 24 Hours Server Alert" Scam

From: Windows Live 2018 <sunsinai.co@hotmail.com>

Sent: 22 March 2018 14:29

To: acc-supdate@outlook.com

Subject: SERVER ALERT: WE WILL TERMINATE YOUR EMAIL IN THE NEXT 24HOURS!

Update Your Account

Our record indicates your account is not updated, which may lead to the close down of your account.

If you don't update your account, you will not be able to send and receive emails again, and you will no longer have access to many of our latest features for improved Conversations, Contacts and Attachments.

Take a minute to update your account for a faster and full featured mail experience

Update your account

Note: Failure to update your mailbox will lead to permanent deactivation of your account.

Thanks,

The Security team.

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:22 AM by info

    "From: Yahoo <jcross3169@sbcglobal.net>

    Sent: Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 15:46:40 BST

    Subject: Account security team

    Yahoo Mail User,

    We received your instruction to empty all your Inbox and Sent Folders

    We will Delete & Close Your Account Within 24 hours

    You need to confirm if you made this request or we will continue with the request.

    If you think it is an error, take action immediately to stop this process.

    CANCEL NOW & RE-LOGIN TO REQUEST

    Warning: if you do not cancel this request your account will be shut-down shortly

    Account security team

    (c) 2019"

    Here is another scam.

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  • October 23, 2018 at 11:42 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: ACCOUNT TEAM <accounti-nfo@lscca.org.ng>

    Date: 22 October 2018 at 13:36:56 SAST

    Subject: YOUR EMAIL WILL BE TERMINATED IF YOU DON'T UPDATE IT NOW

    Outlook

    Dear valued user,

    Your email account is outdated. Update your account now for free.

    In accordance with the terms and conditions, failure to

    update your account will result to permanent closure of your account

    Kindly click the link bellow to update your account.

    UPDATE MY ACCOUNT

    Thanks for using our services

    No-reply@microsoft.com"

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  • October 8, 2018 at 9:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft Store TM <eva.mari@hotmail.no>

    Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 3:23 AM

    Subject: SERVER ALERT: WE WILL TERMINATE YOUR EMAIL IN THE NEXT 48HOURS

    Outlook.com

    Dear User,

    Your email requires immediate verification for an update. Click below to update your account

    Sign In

    If you choose not to update your account on or before 29th OCT 2018 , your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

    Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User

    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.

    Mail team! ©2018 All Rights Reserved"

    remove

  • July 3, 2018 at 6:30 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- -- --

    From: Microsoft.com Account Team <tubsfoster@hotmail.com>

    Date: 3 July 2018 at 08:37:09 BST

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

    Subject: SERVER ALERT: WE WILL TERMINATE YOUR EMAIL IN THE NEXT 48HOURS!

    Update Your Account

    Our record indicates your account is not updated, which may lead to the close down of your account.

    If you don't update your account, you will not be able to send and receive emails again, and you will no longer have access to many of our latest features for improved Conversations, Contacts and Attachments.

    Take a minute to update your account for a faster and full featured mail experience

    Updateyour account

    Note: Failure to update your mailbox will lead to permanent deactivation of your account.

    Thanks,

    The Security team.

    remove

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