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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 9 January 2019 at 12:56:15 GMT
Subject: FINAL EMAIL SHUTDOWN
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.
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