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Beware of "Your Email Account will be Blocked In Response to A Complaint" Outlook Security Team Scam

2018-05-02T09:15:53 -  +
Beware of "Your Email Account will be Blocked In Response to A Complaint" Outlook Security Team Scam

The email message below which claims that the recipients' email account will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administration, is a phishing scam created to steal email account usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by your email provider, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions 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 to follow the instructions in it.

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The "Your Email Account will be Blocked in Response to a Complaint" Phishing Scam

From: goldenpeakhotel hotel <gph_purchasing@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018, 12:59:15 PM GMT+4
Subject: Your Account Will Be Terminated (Last Warning)
Dear Valued user,
Your email account will be blocked in response to the complaint received by the administration. According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at any time terminate its services for accounts.
You can upgrade now to the latest Mail to avoid termination. Once your account has been upgraded, we will restore your account to its normal state.
UPGRADE NOW
Kindly note that you have to perform this upgrade as soon as possible to avoid termination of your mailbox
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When you upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail, your content (messages, folders, contacts, etc.) will be there

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.

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