Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam

The "Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection" email below, which asks recipients to call telephone number +1 877-295-2322 is a scam. The fake email is being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick their potential victims into giving them access to their computers, and stealing their account credentials, personal and financial information.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam

The "Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection" Scam

From: Billing Team []

Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:18 PM

Subject: thank you for purchasing firewall security

Dear Customer,

Thanks for using Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. This is an invoice for your recent purchase.

We Thank you on the Completion of your 1 year.

We tried to contact you on your registered number for queries but could not get through

Amount Due: 346.48 USD

Paid By: 07/22/2020

Invoice no: JLYG91272

Date: 07/22/2020



Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

FireWall & Network Protection




If you have any questions about this invoice, simply reach out to our Support Team +1 877-295-2322 ( Toll Free) for help.

you have 24 hrs to refund this charge from the date of the transaction without being charges.

Our support team will gladly assist you with any questions or requests you may simply contact us through our dedicated channels:

It may take a few hours for this transaction to appear in your account.


The Billing Team

+1 877-295-2322 (Toll Free)

Please don't reply to this email. To get in touch with us, +1 877-295-2322

Windows Defender Protection in USA are provided by Microsoft Payments Private Limited. Users are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully.

MVP Consumer Security 2014-2016

Windows Insider MVP 2016-2018

NOTE: if email received in your spam box ask service desk to verify machine identity.

Please do not reply to this email.This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.

© 2020 Windows Defender Protection All rights reserved.

Windows Defender Protection

Clearw.ater, FL 33756

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April 6, 2023 at 4:33 PM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam

1 (845) 366-6979 is being used by scammers


October 25, 2021 at 1:34 PM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam

"From: Windows Defender Order

Sent: Monday, October 25, 2021, 11:09:18 AM EDT

Subject: Order Confirmation

Microsoft Account

Thank you for choosing our services

User Details

Customer ID : 112581937

Invoice ID : WIN48974984-36068

Email :

Date : 25-10-2021

Invoice Details

Product Name : Microsoft firewall Protection

Description : 1 Year subscription (till : 25-10-2022)

Amount : $399.00

Quantity : 1

Discount : $20.00

Total Amount : $379.00

Dear Customer

This email contain detailed information of your recent purchase with us of Microsoft defender it helps you protect your data in your computer for more details please contact our customer care representative.

If you did not make this purchase or want to cancel subscription please contact our customer care representative within 72 hour of receiving this email. They will help you get refund for the purchase.

Thank you

customer care representative : 1-(844)-(740)-(2104)"

Another scam.


July 20, 2021 at 8:27 AM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam

Here is another scam:

"From: Windows Defender Order

Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021, 01:30:58 PM EDT

Subject: Order Confirmation

Microsoft Accounts

Invoice id: WIN48974984-36068

Email  :      

Customer Id: 112581937

Thanks for your subscription


COUPON 20%: 2A4B25

Find the perfect solution for your Pc Protection

Invoice Details





Windows Defender Advanced Threat protection Firewall & Network protection

1 year subscription

Date : 19-07-2021






This email is regarding the purchase you made with us of Microsoft Windows Defender program. This helps you protect you Pc from malicious application as well as virtual Backup of your Pc upto 25 GB in Microsoft cloud, Also child lock for secure browsing of kids on the internet.

If you have not made this purchase and if some unauthorized person have access your account you may contact to our customer care representative using 1 (888) 737-5799 (Toll Free).

You may contact our customer care representative for full refund within 48 hours of purchase. Please make sure you have all the details of invoice. Refund is subjected to terms and condition."


June 24, 2021 at 11:25 PM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam

Another scam:

"From: Windows Defender Order

Sent: Monday, June 21, 2021, 01:14:32 PM EDT

Subject: Order Confirmation

Microsoft Accounts

INVOICE : WIN48974984-29922

Date : Monday 21, 2021

Email :

Customer Id:



Further to our previous correspondence, we have contacted you on behalf of Microsoft with regard to the following invoice 





Sub Total

Windows Defender Advanced Threat protection

1 year subscription


$ 399,00

Total :

$ 399.00

If there are any issues regarding payment (e.g. missing invoice, incorrect information or unauthorized access of account etc.) please do let us know you can get in touch with our Microsoft customer care representative   1 (833) 933-0392 (Toll Free).

Thank you for using our services,

Microsoft Defender Team"


May 5, 2021 at 1:04 PM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam
an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

I just received an identical email, but the price they quoted was $299.99.

The email contained numerous spelling and grammatical errors. I have no plans to contact them.


April 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam
an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

I just got this email and I suspected it was a scam. The number they gave me to call was 833 691 0800. So I called them to see what their pitch was. Sure enough, they ask me to type in a website to give them access to my computer. I told them my antivirus program was alerting me to a possible scam (it wasn't, but I wanted to hear their response). They pretended to be surprised and assured me they were legit and to disable my antivirus program temporarily. I was polite and hung up.


March 19, 2021 at 5:39 AM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam
an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

Just received this trash...

From: Firewall Team! <>

Th­an­k Y­o­u F­or Y­our Or­der!

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It ma­y tak­e a fe­w da­ys fo­r thi­s tra­­nsa­cti­on to app­ear in y­our ac­co­unt.


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March 18, 2021 at 1:29 PM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam
an anonymous user from: Lower Paxton Township, Linglestown, Pennsylvania, United States

I just received this scam.


March 5, 2021 at 8:17 AM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam

"Email claiming to be from windows defender charging $249 for you and windows defender call this number if problems 844-935-3938. I take it this is a scam as I do not have windows defender"

Received via email.


February 1, 2021 at 7:48 PM by
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam
an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

Just received the same email alerting me of a charge and when their is no "unsubscribe" option and you know you never registered for such a service, it's most likely a scam. I put it into my scam notification and checked to make sure they had not charged me somehow. how do these people get away with this when we provide information and knowing that there is someone trying to scam us?


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Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Scam