The "Microsoft Outlook Account Upgrade" Phishing Scam
From: Microsotf Account Team <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:19 AM
Subject: Account Deactivation
Your account will be close on 2018/03/09, to avoid kindly see attached file to stop.
This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will be closed after this final warning
If you wish to continue using this account please upgrade to our services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed
Click here to upgrade
Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message
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 cybercriminals 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 you have signed into it. 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.