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2020 Microsoft Verify in Progress Scam

There is no "2020 Microsoft Verify in Progress". Therefore, Microsoft users who have received the email message below, which claims they won't be able to sign into their email accounts are asked to delete it because it is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Windows 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.

2020 Microsoft Verify in Progress Scam

The "2020 Microsoft Verify in Progress" Phishing Email

From: Mail Admin -

Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 7:24 AM


Subject: 2020-{Microsoft Verify in Progress}- Alert - February 22, 2020

Dear User,

This is to inform you that your email account has reached an Upgrade stage, Due to the fact that you are using our old version of Hotmail.

If you choose not to update your account on or before 22th February 2020, Your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

Take a minute to update your account for a faster, safer and full-featured Outlook experience by opening the attached file and click on "Validate" to login your account details to avoid deactivation of account.


Thank you,

Mail Team ©2020

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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2020 Microsoft Verify in Progress Scam