Previous    Next
Warning: JavaScript is turned off! Some features on this website will not work without it.

Outlook Phishing Scam - "Microsoft Verification (May, 2016)"

Outlook Phishing Scam - "Microsoft Verification (May, 2016)"

The email message below with the subject: "Microsoft verification (May, 2016)," which claims the recipients need to sign in and validate their Outlook accounts to help stop automated programs from sending them junk emails, is a phishing scam sent by cybercriminals, and not by Microsoft. The fake email message was created by cybercriminals to frighten and trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it. The link goes to a phishing website or a fake website looking like Microsoft’s website, created by cybercriminals to trick potential victims into entering their Microsoft account usernames and passwords on it, by asking them to sign in. But, any attempts to sign into the fake website, will result in the victims’ Microsoft account usernames and passwords being sent to cybercriminals.

Please continue reading below.

Once cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ account credentials (usernames and passwords), they will use it to hijack their Microsoft accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email message (see below) who were tricked into clicking on the link within it and have attempted to sign into the phishing or fake website that they were taken, are asked to change their Microsoft account passwords immediately, before they are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

The Phishing Microsoft Account Update or Upgrade Email Message

Microsoft verification (May, 2016)

Outlook.com team (services0.2@ outlook.com)

Dear Customer,

To continue sending messages, Please sign in and validate your Outlook.com account.

This helps us stop automated programs from sending junk mails.

Thanks for your help and patience

Thanks,

The Microsoft team

Microsoft respects your privacy.to learn more, please read our online Privacy Statement

Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA © 2015 Microsoft Corporation. A

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article, by leaving a comment below. And, forward malicious email messages to us using the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com .

Tell us if you LIKE this article by clicking the following thumbs-up, or click the thumbs-down if you dislike it:

       Rating - Thumb up          Rating - Thumb down 0   
Alert and help your family and friends by sharing this article with them:
Submit Your Comment or Question

Submit your comment or question in the box below to share what you know or to get answers about this article.

CommentComments or Questions (0)