The "Microsoft Processing Error - Closure of your Mailbox" Phishing Scam

The Microsoft Processing Error - Closure of your Mailbox Phishing Scam

Would you share this Article with others?

The email message below with subject: "Microsoft Processing Error - Closure of your Mailbox," is a phishing scam created to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' accounts by hijacking them and then using them fraudulently.

The "Microsoft Processing Error - Closure of your Mailbox" Phishing Scam

From: Account team <>

Date: 25 September 2018 at 17:35:14 BST

To: "" <>

Subject: Processing error: Closure of your mailbox


Your Services Agreement made clearer

Verify your Microsoft account .

Please be informed that your account will be closed ON 01/10/2018 because you have been

ignoring all our update messages sent to you.

Click on the button below to update and very instantly in 24 hours to show that you are a

human being, not robot and continue using your account.

Update and verify your email

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 cybercriminals 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 password 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.

Please share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any. Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: And, report missing persons, scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent. Also, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search engine.

You can help maintain Online Threat Alerts (OTA) by paying a service fee. Click here to make payment.

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews

There are no comments as yet, please leave one below or revisit.

To help protect your privacy, please do not post or remove, your full name, telephone number, email address, username, password, account number, credit card information, home address or other sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews. Also, remember to keep comments, reviews, answers respectful.

Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review

Write your comment, question, answer, or review in the box below to share what you know or to get answers. NB: We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users.

Your comment, question, answer, or review will be posted as an anonymous user because you are not signed in. Anonymous posts cannot be edited or deleted. Sign-in.

The "Microsoft Processing Error - Closure of your Mailbox" Phishing Scam