The "Office365 Account Deactivation" Phishing Scam

The fake "Office365 Account Deactivation" email message below which claims that the recipients' accounts will be disconnected from sending or receiving emails is a phishing scam created by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail usernames and passwords. The cybercriminals aim is to trick their potential victims into clicking the link in the email which goes a phishing website. The phishing website will ask visitors to sign-in, but any attempts to sign-in will result in the visitors' account credentials sent to the cybercriminals.

The Office365 Account Deactivation Phishing Scam

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen credentials, they will use it to their potential victims' Office 365 accounts and use them maliciously or fraudulently. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

The "Office365 Account Deactivation" Phishing Scam

From: Microsoft Fix [mailto:mx-59545445435@protection.office-365.com]

Sent: 04 September 2018 16:23

Subject: [Account-Deactivation]

Office-365

Hi Sales

Your account of [] will be disconnected from sending or receiving mails from other users. because you failed to resolve errors on your mail.

You need to resolve the errors or your account will be disconnected from j-mallinson.co.uk.

Follow the instruction below to resolve now.

RESOLVE ISSUE NOW

Regards,

Microsft Security Team

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.

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  • April 10, 2019 at 10:33 AM by info

    Received this scam:

    "From: Support <o365signups@microsoftcie.com>

    Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 5:48 PM

    Subject: Re: microsoft office 365 deactivated

    Pay your Invoice -

    Your payment method for Office 365 business has been Changed

    Sign in to the Office 365 Admin center To Pay your Invoice

    View this message in the Office 365 message center

    To customize what's included in this email, who gets it, or to unsubscribe, set your Message center preferences.

    Edit release preferences

    Choose the release track for your organization. Use these settings to join First Release if you haven't already.

    Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement."

  • April 9, 2019 at 9:46 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Support <o365signups@microsoftcie.com>

    Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 12:17 AM

    Subject: Re: microsoft office 365 deactivated

    Pay your Invoice -

    Your payment method for Office 365 business

    has been Changed

    Sign in to the Office 365 Admin center To Pay your Invoice

    View this message in the Office 365 message center

    To customize what's included in this email, who gets it, or to unsubscribe, set your Message center preferences.

    Edit release preferences

    Choose the release track for your organization. Use these settings to join First Release if you haven't already.

    Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement."

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The "Office365 Account Deactivation" Phishing Scam