"Microsoft Account Team" Scam Emails

Microsoft Account Team Scam Emails

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Cybercriminals are attempting to steal Microsoft account users' account credentials by sending them fake "Microsoft Account Team" emails. The fake emails are phishing scams created by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft, MSN, Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message are asked not to click on the links or follow the instructions in it. Microsoft email users who have received similar emails and who want to know if there is something actually wrong with their accounts, may go directly to www.outlook.com, www.hotmail.com or www.live.com and sign into their accounts. If there is something wrong, or if there is something that needs to be done on their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

It is recommended that Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook users never click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should go directly to account.microsoft.com, www.outlook.com, www.hotmail.com or www.live.com sign-in from there instead.

A "Microsoft Account Team" Email Scam

From: Microsoft Account Team - account-security-noreply@accountprotection
Date: September 6, 2019 at 8:46:48 AM EDT
Subject: Microsoft account unusual sign-in activity

Unusual Activity Detected

We detected something unusual about a recent activity to the Microsoft account. To help keep you safe, we required an extra security challenge. You will need to verify your Microsoft email account below to confirm that the recent activity was yours and to regain access and enjoy our unlimited service.

Verify Now

What happened?

Using a shared computer to access your account.

Logging in your microsoft account from blacklisted IP.

Not logging off your account after usage.

Thanks for using your Microsoft account to bring the people who matter most together in one place. You can change your connection settings anytime and find more ways to connect at businnesmn.com/content/themes/ fourteen/genericons/font/dirrect.php.

See you online,
The Microsoft team

If you were tricked into entering your username and password on the fake MSN / Hotmail / Live / Outlook webpage, please change your password immediately. Click here to change your password.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • May 2, 2020 at 11:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Plano, Texas, United States

    Since the later part of April I have also received a scam/phishing email coming from “no-reply@microsoft.com”:

    “We detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to Microsoft account xxxxxx@xxxxxxx.com*

    Sign-in details

    Country/region: Unted State

    IP address:

    Platform: Mac OS

    Browser: Google Chrom

    Please go your recent activity page to let us know whether or not this was you . If this wasn't you. we'll help you secure your account. we'll trust similar activity in the future.

    Review recent activity

    The Microsoft Security Essentials

    Microsoft Team office Center

    all rights reserved © 2020“

    *: Actual email address removed for security and privacy."

    Note obvious grammar and misspells. Changing passwords to accounts for safety.

  • April 4, 2020 at 9:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

    Someone has now for a month e-mailed me saying it is Microsoft. They send their message in the outer notification area never in direct OUTLOOK e-mail. Now the message is on the minute I open my computer. The message they use is, "we are having difficulty logging you in, you need to change your password."

  • January 13, 2020 at 8:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Venice, Florida, United States

    Why my phone doesn't have an email code?

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"Microsoft Account Team" Scam Emails