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Beware of "Microsoft 2016 Outlook Support - Security Info Replacement" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Microsoft 2016 Outlook Support - Security Info Replacement" Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject: "Security info replacement," is a phishing scam, which was created and sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients’ email account username and password. Once cyber-criminals have gotten their victims’ email account credentials, they will hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently. So, recipients of the fake email message should delete it and never attempt to click on the links or follow the instructions in it.

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Recipients of the fake email message, who have already followed the instructions in it, should change their email account's password immediately. Also, the website: "useroutlookserver," where the links in the fake email message will take potential victims to, should never be visited.

The Phishing 2016 Outlook Support Email Message

From: 2016 Outlook Support
Sent: ‎20/‎03/‎2016 20:35
Subject: # Security info replacement #

[[ - Security info replacement -

[[Someone started a process to replace all of the security info for the Microsoft account .

[[If this was you, you can safely ignore this email. Your security info will be replaced with 1000359701 when the 30-day waiting period is up.

[[If this wasn't you, someone else might be trying to take over [email address removed] . Click here: http://useroutlookserver and we'll help you protect this account.

[[2016 The Microsoft account team

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