The "2018 Account De-Activation In Progress" Phishing Scam
From: Microsoft.com team <Richardofhurst@hotmail.com>
Sent: 05 June 2018 10:24
Subject: 2018 ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION IN PROGRESS
This is to notify you for the final time that we will have to stop 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.
This restriction will be DISABLED immediately we confirm upgrade is successful.
The email security team@2018.
The link in the email message goes to a fake 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 account 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 account password immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.