The "Microsoft Your Account is Closed" Phishing Scam Created by Scammers

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The Microsoft Your Account is Closed Phishing Scam Created by Scammers

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The "Microsoft Your Account is Closed" is a phishing scam. Therefore, recipients of the emails below, which claims their accounts have been closed, is a phishing scam that has been created by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook usernames and passwords. Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen usernames and passwords, they will hijack email accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not to follow the instructions in it.

The "Microsoft Your Account is Closed" Phishing Scam

From: Microsoft account team <account-security-noreply@accountprotection.microsoft.com>

Date: Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 8:00 PM

Subject: Microsoft account security confirmation

Microsoft account

Your account is closed

Dear James,

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.

Thanks,

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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The "Microsoft Your Account is Closed" Phishing Scam Created by Scammers