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Beware of "Microsoft Closing of your Mailbox is Being Processed" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Microsoft Closing of your Mailbox is Being Processed" Phishing Scam

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The email message below with subject: "Closing of your mailbox is being processed," is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' accounts by hijacking them and then using them fraudulently.

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The "Microsoft Closing of your Mailbox is Being Processed" Phishing Scam

From: USER SERVER <micro--soft23@outlook.com>

Date: 25 April 2018 at 2:35:26 AM NZST

Subject: LAST WARNING: Closing of your mailbox is being processed

FINAL 2018 UPDATE

Attention User,

This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will expire on25/04/2018.

If you wish to continue using this account please upgrade to our services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed

Update your account

Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

Thank you

Security account team

The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the 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, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

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 or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to you after you have signed into your account. If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook password immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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  • Nov 21, 2018 at 10:04 PM by an anonymous user from Bangkok, Thailand

    I got such email too:

    "Microsoft.com team <Arabcar3@hotmail.com>
    Tue 11/20/2018, 1:33 AM
    LAST WARNING: Closure of your mailbox is being processed


    Your email address has been included in the blacklist and has been marked as an automatic spam so it will be verified, if not your account will be permanently closed.

    Click on the button below to Verify your account.


    VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT NOW

    Thank you,
    Account security team
    (c) 2018"

    remove

  • Nov 9, 2018 at 12:21 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: microsoft.com Team <alzate0108@hotmail.com>
    Sent: Friday, November 9, 2018 11:01 AM
    Subject: FINAL UPDATE REMINDER

    LAST WARNING: Closure of your mailbox is being processed

    Your email address has been included in the blacklist and has been marked as an automatic spam so it will be verified, if not your account will be permanently closed.

    Click on the button below to Verify your account.

    VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT NOW

    Thank you,
    Account security team
    (c) 2018"

    remove

  • Oct 26, 2018 at 11:55 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    From: MlCROSOFT ACCOUNT TEAM kathrynmatt@hotmail.com
    To: accountno-reply@mlcrosoft-account-protection.com
    Date: Friday, 26 October 2018, 04:39pm 01:00
    Subject: CLOSURE OF EMAIL!

    CLOSURE OF EMAIL

    We informed you that your E-mail will be closed ON 01/11/2018 because you have been ignoring all our update messages sent you.

    If you wish to continue using your E-mail update now to continue using our service.

    Click here to update

    Notice: Ignoring this message will cause your E-mail to be terminated without your permission.

    Thanks ,

    Sincerely
    Mail Protector ©2018

    remove

  • Jul 13, 2018 at 6:04 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MSN Service <rowenananhoe@hotmail.com>
    Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00:46 AM
    Subject: LAST WARNING: Closure of your mailbox is being processed

    Security Info Update


    Your Mailbox will expire on July 13th, 2018

    This is to notify you that we are currently updating the windows services agreement and privacy statement. Please keep your security information updated.

    Do not ignore!

    UPGRADE NOW
    NOTE: YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE DISABLED IF NOT UPDATED. (UPDATE IS FREE)

    Thank you for using our services."

    remove

  • Jun 14, 2018 at 4:47 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: <gladysbryant@hotmail.com>
    Date: June 14, 2018 at 10:17:56 AM MDT
    Subject: 📣LAST WARNING: Closing of your mailbox is being processed

    Last Warning!

    This is to notify you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your account.

    Since you have refused to upgrade your account and we might be forced to lock up your account if this notice is ignored.

    UPGRADE NOW
    Note: Please do not ignore this email to avoid your account been shutdown"

    remove

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