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"Microsoft Hotmail Final Email Shutdown" Phishing Scam

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"Microsoft Hotmail Final Email Shutdown" Phishing Scam

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The "Microsoft Hotmail Final Email Shutdown" email below, which claims a request to delete the recipients' email permanently is a fake and phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to frighten the recipients into following the instructions in it, by tricking them into believing they will stop receiving emails and their accounts will be deactivated.

This why Microsoft Windows Live, Hotmail or Outlook users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to www.outlook.com, www.live.com or www.hotmail.com and sign in from there instead. Once they have signed in, they will be alerted to important notifications or changes, if there are any.

The "Hotmail Final Email Shutdown" Phishing Scam

From: Email support <lars.ingeman@telia.com>

Date: 9 January 2019 at 12:56:15 GMT

To: <user@hotmail.com>

Subject: FINAL EMAIL SHUTDOWN

Reply-To: <lars.ingeman@telia.com>

Dear User

We received a request to delete your e-mail permanently. Your request is being processed, in less than 48hrs it will be effected. If you did not make this request

CANCEL REQUEST NOW

YES, PROCEED WITH DELETE

Failure to cancel request will lead to final shutdown of your mailbox.

Thank you for using our services.

HOTMAIL 2019

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"Microsoft Hotmail Final Email Shutdown" Phishing Scam