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Beware of "Outlook Account Deletion" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Outlook Account Deletion" Phishing Scam

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Outlook or Microsoft users are asked to be aware of phishing "Account Deletion" emails like the one below. The fake emails are being sent by cybercriminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link in it. The link goes to a phishing website disguised a Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail website. If visitors attempt to sign-in, their usernames and passwords will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam, who will use the same information to hijacked their accounts and use them fraudulently.

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The "Outlook Account Deletion" Phishing Scam

Subject: Complete Your Update!!

Mail Support <georgec32@outlook.com>

Fri 4/27/2018, 7:26 PM

Dear user ID ()

This is to notify you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your account since you have refused to UPDATE your account, and we might be forced to delete your account if this noticed is ignored again.Please take a second to secure yours below....

Up.date Here

Your security is our primary concern.

Regards.

E-mail Team

This is why online users should never click on links to sign into their accounts. It is recommended that Microsoft email account users go directly to www.outlook.com and sign into their accounts. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of changes and important notifications.

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

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