Microsoft Stop Processing Incoming Emails Scam
The "Microsoft Stop Processing Incoming Emails" Scam
From: Mail Service - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:25:48 PM
To: Member.email@example.com - Member.firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: 📩 Finial Warning™
This is the last time we notified you that we will have to stop processing incoming emails in your account
Because you refuse to upgrade your account, if so, we may be forced to lock your account
Notifications are ignored.
Upgrade Your Account
This limit will be suspended and we confirm that the upgrade was successful. Thank you
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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