"Microsoft Hotmail Final Email Shutdown" Phishing Scam


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.

Microsoft Hotmail Final Email Shutdown Phishing Scam

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>


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



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

Thank you for using our services.


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  • November 5, 2019 at 7:12 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Service <marian@enetsa.ro>

    Sent: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:14 AM

    Subject: Account Shutdown Notification..

    Account Shutdown Notification


    This is to notify you that we received an SSL Server Instruction from our System Administrator instructing us to shutdown your account as it has been listed as Outdated Email and has not been properly verified.

    If you want to retain your with our Email Server, then we strongly advice that you cancel this command now else your email will be shutdown.

    Click here to keep your account safe!

    If fail to verify your account within 48hrs, your email ( annamarie_29@hotmail.com ) will be shutdown

    You received this email to let you know about important changes to your Account and services.

    © 2019"

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