"Microsoft Account Disabled" Phishing Scam

The "Microsoft Account Disabled" email below is a scam. Therefore, Microsoft users who have received the same email message (see below), which claims their email accounts have been temporarily blocked and limited, are asked not to follow the instructions in it. This is because the email is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The fake email message tricks the recipients into visiting a phishing website where they will be asked to sign into their accounts, but any attempt to sign-in to the phishing website will result in their account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing email message.

Microsoft Account Disabled Phishing Scam

The "Microsoft Account Disabled" Scam

From: "HeIp Desk" <kolxi@kolxi.ge>

Date: September 17, 2019 at 6:36:13 AM CDT

Subject: Reminder: Account DisabIed!

Your Account is bIocked and Iimited

Your EmaiI Account have been temporaIIy bIocked from sending and receiving emaiI by Microsoft EmaiI secure team CIick on the Button beIow and foIIow the screen Instructions to UnbIock your account account.

UnbIock Your Account

Note: Account wiII be deIeted in few days if you do not verify your account information

The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the 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, the information will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to you after you have signed into your account. If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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