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The "Mail Deactivation Spam Verification Survey" Phishing Scam

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The "Mail Deactivation Spam Verification Survey" Phishing Scam

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Microsoft account users who have received "Mailbox Deactivation" emails like the one below, which claim they need to verify their accounts due to a spam verification survey, is a phishing scam. The fake and phishing email message was created and sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail user names and passwords, with the intention of hijacking the email accounts and using them maliciously or fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

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The "Mail Deactivation Spam Verification Survey"

From: Outlook- Team-Admin mero_mega2006@hotmail.com

Sent: 25 September 2018 04:04

To: USER@T-ONLINE.DE

Subject: Mail Deactivation

MailBox De-activation ©

We are doing a spam verification survey, which your e-mail account was listed and has recently not been updated, verify your account to help us secure your account better.

Verify Your Account

Thanks.

Adrnin ! ©2018 All Rights Reserved

This email was generated with reference no. 27916310

This is an automated message replies cannot be answered

The link in the email message goes 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 message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after you have signed into it. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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

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