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

2018-04-27T10:42:21  +
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 cybercriminals 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.

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

From: Outlook©

Sent: 26 October 2016 10:59

To: noreply@outlook.com

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
Microsoft

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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  • Posted: Mar 30, 2018 6:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: E-mail notification
    Date: Fri 3/30/2018 2:02 AM
    From: "Email Alert"

    Mail Quota: (98% Full)

    Attention: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

    Your email quota has reached 98% and will soon exceed its limit.
    Follow the URL below to upgrade your quota to 25GB for free to avoid loss of email data.

    Upgrade Email Quota

    Source: Email Administrator"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 29, 2018 3:42 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft-Outlook Calendar
    Date: 6 September 2017 at 08:19:47 BST
    Subject: Active Reset: Email Disconnection Service

    Outlook Mail

    You have reached the storage limit for your Mailbox. Please visit the following link to complete your e-mail access restore.

    Follow this link to complete the process: CONTACT US

    System Administrator.
    Outlook Team"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 26, 2017 10:26 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team
    Sent: September 27, 2017 2:52 AM
    To: msn_members@outlook.com
    Subject: Mail Update!

    Dear user,

    You have reached the storage limit of your mail and cannot receive new messages until you Expand Your Storage Limit.

    Follow the link below to Expand Storage Limit so it will enable you receive your new messages

    Expand Limit

    Thanks ,
    @Email team
    Netease respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our online Privacy Statement
    Account Corporation, One Account Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA © 2017 Netease Corporation. All rights reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 18, 2017 5:28 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    --- --- --- ---
    From: ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATION
    Sent: August 16, 2017 5:40 PM
    To: no-reply0070@outlook.com
    Subject: FINAL WARNING:Your account unit has reached storage limit

    Microsoft account

    The capacity storage of your email has dropped to 1MB from your 20GB. This is why we have placed your incoming emails on hold.

    We may be forced to shut down your email if data exceed below capacity. You are required to upgrade your email capacity immediately to avoid suspension.
    Please follow these steps:

    1. Upgrade my email capacity
    2. You can also Increase your capacity to 25GB
    3. Login to your email with correct email and password with the above link for an automatic upgrade
    Your security and safety is our primary concern.

    Thanks,
    The email security team."

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 14, 2017 2:23 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Windows Live
    Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 2:26 PM
    To: no_reply@outlook.com
    Subject: Confirmation

    Dear user,

    You have reached the storage limit of your mail and cannot receive new messages until you Expand your storage limit.

    Follow the link below to Expand Storage Limit to prevent email closure.

    Expand Limit
    Thanks,
    The Account Team"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 5, 2017 8:31 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MSN Service
    Date: 5 July 2017 at 11:30:56 BST
    To: "replynot@msn.com"
    Subject: Active Reset :Email Disconnection Service

    Outlook Mail

    You have reached the storage limit for your Mailbox. Please visit the following link to complete your e-mail access restore.

    Follow this link to complete the process: CONTACT US

    System Administrator.
    Outlook Team"

    delete


  • Posted: May 30, 2017 11:21 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "FINAL WARNING ACCOUNT UPDATE VERIFICATION™
    Thu 18/05/2017 07:21
    From: Mail service

    your current mailbox capacity has reached 97% of the total capacity, Therefore, access to your outgoing mail / incoming mail is Iimited.

    Update your mail, re-activate and restore system back to normal

    Upgrade your mailbox quota here >>

    After the upgrade is complete, your mailbox will work effectively

    Mail administrator | all rights reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: May 24, 2017 6:34 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Von: Mail Team
    Betreff: MAIL TEAM!
    Datum: 24. Mai 2017 10:12:01 MESZ
    An: "member@hotmail.com"

    OutlookMail

    You have reached the storage limit for your Mailbox. Please visit the following link to complete your e-mail access restore.

    Follow this link to complete the process: Restore Now

    System Administrator.
    Outlook Team"

    delete


  • Posted: May 23, 2017 8:15 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: MSN 2017
    Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:44 AM
    To: members@outlook.com
    Subject: mail team

    Outlook Mail

    You have reached the storage limit for your Mailbox. Please visit the following link to complete your e-mail access restore.
    NOTE: your mailbox might be close down kindly
    Follow this link to complete the process: Restore Now

    System Administrator.
    Outlook Team"

    delete


  • Posted: May 5, 2017 9:17 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: circulation desk
    Sent: Friday, May 5, 2017 4:41 AM
    To: no_reply@hotmail.com
    Subject: Mail Box D_activated ........

    Hotmail Mail

    You have reached the storage limit for your Mailbox. Please visit the following link to complete your e-mail access restore.

    Follow this link to complete the process: Click Restore

    System Administrator.
    Outlook Team
    The information in this mail is confidential and is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this mail and the information by anyone other than the intended recipient is unauthorized. The opinion expressed in this mail is that of the sender and do not necessarily reflect sanction of Microsoft Ltd.

    Team Outlook
    Title
    Company"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 20, 2017 1:42 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Account Security
    Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:44 PM
    To: noreply@msn.com
    Subject: Mail BoxD_activated ........

    Hotmail Mail

    You have reached the storage limit for your Mailbox. Please visit the following link to complete your e-mail access restore.

    Follow this link to complete the process: Click Restore

    System Administrator.
    Outlook Team
    The information in this mail is confidential and is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this mail and the information by anyone other than the intended recipient is unauthorized. The opinion expressed in this mail is that of the sender and do not necessarily reflect sanction of Microsoft Ltd.

    Team Outlook"

    delete


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