The "Microsoft Request to Deactivate your Office Email" email message which claims that the recipients' Microsoft account will be deactivated, is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, 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 and do not follow the instructions in it.
The Phishing Microsoft Email Message
From: AutoReply <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:33 AM
To: Michael Kennedy <PMdirector@ohiolegion.com>
Subject: We're processing your request.
Request to deactivate your office email is received and this request will be processed shortly.
Cancel deactivation if this was made accidentally.
2018 © Micro soft Data.
The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft Office 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.