"Outlook.com Account Closure" Phishing Scam

The "Outlook.com Account Closure" email message below is a fake. The fake email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, who created the fake email message to steal their potential victims' Microsoft Hotmail, Live, or Outlook usernames and passwords. So, recipients of the fake email message should not click on the link or follow the instructions in it. The link in the phishing email message will take recipients who have clicked on it, to a phishing Microsoft Hotmail or Outlook website, where they will be asked to sign-in. Once the potential victims attempt to sign-in, their email account credentials(usernames and passwords) will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing scam. Once cyber-criminals are in possession of their victims' email account credentials, they will hijack and use their victims' email accounts fraudulently.

Outlook.com Account Closure Phishing Scam

A "Outlook.com Account Closure" Phishing Scam

From: team Microsoft.com - sziszi2586@hotmail.com

Sent: Saturday, April 6, 2019 4:49 AM

Subject: Welcome to your new Outlook.com account: ACCOUNT CLOSURE

Dear User,

We noticed that you have been ignoring update messages sent to your email, so your E-mail will be shutdown on 12-04-2019.

To continue using all our services kindly update your E-mail now, ignoring this message will lead to complete shut down of Mailbox.


Welcome to your new Outlook.com account. Outlook lets you stay connected, organized, and productive—at work, at home, and everywhere in between.

If you were tricked into entering your username and password on the fake or phishing Microsoft Outlook website, please change your password immediately, before your Microsoft account is hijacked and used fraudulently.

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"Outlook.com Account Closure" Phishing Scam