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Microsoft Stop Processing Incoming Emails Scam

The fake Microsoft email below which claims that the processing of the recipients' incoming emails be stopped since they have refused to upgrade their accounts 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 Stop Processing Incoming Emails Scam
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The "Microsoft Stop Processing Incoming Emails" Scam

From: Mail Service - tonytcmm@hotmail.com

Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:25:48 PM

To: Member.service@outlook.com - Member.service@outlook.com

The Microsoft Stop Processing Incoming Emails Scam

Subject: 📩 Finial Warning™

Microsoft

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

Microsoft.com....

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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Microsoft Stop Processing Incoming Emails Scam