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

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

From: Microsoft.com Account team <acornfencing@hotmail.co.uk>

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

To: "info@servicelubo.com" <info@servicelubo.com>

Subject: Processing error: Closure of your mailbox

Microsoft

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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