The fake "Microsoft Account Limitation Alert" email below is a scam. If you have received it, just delete it. The fake email is being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick and frighten their potential victims into calling 1-833-220-3684, a fake MS Support Team telephone number. If potential victims call the fake telephone number, they will be calling the cybercriminals/scammers, who will pretend they are from Microsoft. They will trick the caller into disclosing their account credentials, personal and financial information, which they will use fraudulently.
The Microsoft Account Limitation Alert Scam
From: Microsoft. - aZaSdbzF@frontier.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:09 AM
Subject: Update Alert 06050
We have found instances of child pornography accessed from your IP address & MAC Address.
IP Address: 22.214.171.124
This is violation of Information Technology Act of 1996. For now we are Cancelling your Windows
License, which means stopping all windows activities & Updates on your computer.
If this was not You and would like to Reinstate the Windows License, Please call MS Support Team at 1-833-220-3684 for further help.
If you have been scammed by the "Microsoft Account Limitation Alert" scam, please contact your bank if you gave them financial information, and change your account passwords immediately before they are hijacked by the cybercriminals. And, do call fake Microsoft Support telephone number 1-833-220-3684.
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