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The "Request To Delete Your MSN Account has Been Received" Phishing Scam

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The "Request To Delete Your MSN Account has Been Received" Phishing Scam

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MSN users, be aware of the fake "Request To Delete Your MSN Account has Been Received" email message below, which claims that your account will be deleted or deactivated. The fake email is a phishing scam and is being sent by cybercriminals to steal MSN or Microsoft account usernames and passwords, by tricking Microsoft users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

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The "Request To Delete Your MSN Account has Been Received" Phishing Scam

From: Email Admin <veradezy@hotmail.com>

Sent: 03 September 2018 21:00

To: imail-security@live.com

Subject: Your E-mail Shutdown Procedure 95%, Cancel Now

Email Server Security Message

Hello User,

A Request to delete your E-mail Account has just been received this morning; your request is under process.

Due to the concern we have in ensuring our User Interface and Cyber security interest is protected, we have decided to cross-check on your opinion, from the De-activation request on your E-mail which we received this morning to De-activate your account. Microsoft wants to ensure that this request was made with your consent, If request was made in error and you are not aware, immediately cancel the request now. Microsoft sincerely apologizes for any misconducts or inconveniences which you may have encountered previously and promises to keep a good record henceforth.

Cancel De-activation Request

However, if you do not cancel this request now, your account will be De-activated shortly and all your Email data and account will be lost permanently.

Regards.

MSN Customer Care

E-Mail Administrator {C} 2018

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing MSN website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If MSN users attempt to sign into the phishing website with their usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked MSN accounts will then be used by cybercriminals fraudulently.

Remember, 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, it will be shown to you after signing in. And, if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your MSN account is hijacked. If your account has already been hijacked, use MSN or Microsoft "Forgot Password" link to recover it.

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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