The "Microsoft Admin Email De-Activation" Phishing Scam

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There is no "Microsoft Admin Email De-Activation". Therefore, Microsoft users who have received the email message below, which claims that Outlook will discontinue support on their account and security, are asked to delete it. This is because the email is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The fake email message tricks the recipients into visiting a phishing website where they will be asked to sign into their accounts, but any attempt to sign-in to the phishing website will result in their account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing email message.

The Microsoft Admin Email De-Activation Phishing Scam
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A Sample of the "Microsoft Admin Email De-Activation" Phishing Email

From: Account Security <slpowe@hotmail.com>

Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:00:06 PM

Subject: ADMIN EMAIL DE-ACTIVATION

Microsοft

Your Services Agreement and Privαcy Statement made clearer

Dear User,

This is to inform you that Microsοft Outloοk will discontinue suppοrt on your accοunt and security.

And you will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attαchments.

Take a minute to updαte your accοunt for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsοft Outloοk experience.

Updαte Your Accοunt

Sincerely

Outlook.com Team

Microsοft respects your privαcy. Review our οnline Privαcy Statement

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 cyber-criminals 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 immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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