The "Outlook Account Suspention Notification" Phishing Scam

The "Outlook Account Suspention Notification" email below is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail usernames and passwords. The cyber-criminals intentions are to hijack their victims' email accounts and use them fraudulently or maliciously. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it, and not follow the instructions in it.

The Outlook Account Suspention Notification Phishing Scam

The "Outlook Account Suspention Notification" Phishing Scam

From: y_bradford <XL4F2FyoMjmF@compute.amazonaws.com>

Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:42:07 AM

Subject: Outlook account suspention notification

Outlook®

Hi,

Your Email Account has sent out spam emails to a list addresses that you don’t recongnize,!!!

You're getting this Email to make sure it was not you.

It's required that you reply within the next 24 hours,

We will suspend access to your account

If we don't recieve your reply within the given time frame,

We would appreciate your immediate attention to this matter

The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.

If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. 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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The "Outlook Account Suspention Notification" Phishing Scam