The "Microsoft Your Account is Closed" Phishing Scam
From: Microsoft account team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 8:00 PM
Subject: Microsoft account security confirmation
Your account is closed
Your account @gmail.com has been closed.
If you ever want to try again, you can create a new Microsoft account at any time. Just go to https://signup.live.com/signup to sign up.
The Microsoft account team
The links in the email messages go 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 cybercriminals 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 messages. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into it.
Now, if you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.
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