The "Microsoft Processing Error - Closure of your Mailbox" Phishing Scam
From: Microsoft.com Account team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 25 September 2018 at 17:35:14 BST
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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