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Beware of "You Have Reached the Storage Limit of Your Mail and Your Incoming Mails" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "You Have Reached the Storage Limit of Your Mail and Your Incoming Mails" Phishing Scams

Online users, if you have received email messages like the one below, claiming that your email accounts, especially Microsoft Hotmail, Outlook, Live accounts, have reached their storage limit, and ask you to click on a link to verify your accounts or correct the problem, please delete the email messages and do not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams sent by cybercriminal to steal their potential victims’ email account credentials. And, once cybercriminals have stolen their victims’ email account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently.

A Sample of the "You Have Reached the Storage Limit" Phishing Email

From: Outlook©
Sent: 26 October 2016 10:59
Subject: Microsoft Account

Microsoft Account

Dear user,

You have reached the storage limit of your mail and your incoming mails will be pending until you verify your Mailbox.

Please follow the link below to Expand your Storage Limit:

Expand Mail Storage

Thanks ,
Microsoft team

Online users who have already been tricked by the phishing emails, are asked to change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked or used fraudulently. For Microsoft users whose email accounts have already been hijacked, may click here for help to recover their accounts.

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