"Microsoft account team" SCAM, or Not a SCAM ???

I have been receiving several e-mails form "Microsoft account team", stating that my account will be deactivated. I have not opened any of these e-mails.  I think that it is a scam of some type and not from Microsoft.  Can you help me determine if these e-mails are from Microsoft, or are they a "scam" ? 

Thank you,

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Can you help me determine if these e-mails are from Microsoft, or are they a "scam" ?
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Hi Rob

In addition to comments from other advisors, you should check the links in any message deemed questionable, regardless of who it's from - be it Microsoft, Paypal, Amazon, Apple, your bank etc etc etc

The way to do that is

#1 - Hover your mouse over any links for "updating", "verification" etc and look at where the URL is actually pointing. This should be done whether or not the link text "appears" to be valid since what it "shows" in the link text may not be where it actually points to.

OR

#2 - Right-click on any link --> select <Copy> --> paste it into any text editor (i.e. NotePad)
Karl Timmermans (Outlook MVP 2012-2018)
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Dear Rob ,

I am an independent advisor, and I am trying to help other users in Community with my experience in Microsoft products.

This is a scam. Please report this email, the more users will report, the sooner it will be blocked for every Hotmail user.

I understand that this is frustrating to receive lots of spam and unwanted emails. It is even more frustrating to receive scams, spoofing and phishing emails. Scammers nowadays are using multiple methods to intimidate users.

Please note that Postmaster ( https://sendersupport.olc.protection.outlook.co... ) is actually blocking lots of spammers ( and I quote ):
For example, we've implemented a number of mechanisms to reduce the burden of junk email which currently prevents nearly 4.5 billion email messages from reaching Outlook.com users every day!

There are couple of ways to deal with scammers and unwanted emails and improve how your anty filter will work (I am sure that you are aware of some and you are using them, but maybe additional information in support articles will help you):

1. First of all check your spam filters and see suggestions on how to keep spam out of your inbox https://support.office.com/en-us/article/help-k...
2. Report the phishing, spam and unwanted emails https://support.office.com/en-us/article/deal-w...
3. Add emails or domains to block sender (those that were actually used to send emails - see #5) list https://support.office.com/en-us/article/block-...
4. Create specific rules for subjects or common phrases that are present in those emails https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-in... and add conditions, that are common for those emails, for example additional keywords, recipient address includes etc.
5. Nowadays some scammers have learned how to mask their emails addresses that you can see in the emails. However, in the message source you will find the real one (and the real domain) In order to view message source please check this article https://support.office.com/en-us/article/receiv...

You can also check tips on how to stay safe online from Microsoft https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/digital-skills/...

Hope this will help your email free from Junk!
Regards,
LA
***I'm an independent advisor and I don't work for Microsoft***

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