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Beware of "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2017‏‏‏" Outlook Phishing Scam

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Beware of "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2017‏‏‏" Outlook Phishing Scam

The email message below: "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2017‏‏‏," is a fake. The fake email message was NOT sent by Microsoft, but by cyber-criminals, who created the fake email message to frighten their potential victims' into clicking on the link in it, which goes to a phishing website that steals Microsoft Hotmail, Live, or Outlook user names and passwords. So, recipients of the fake email message should not click on the link or follow the instructions in it. The link in the phishing email message will take recipients who have clicked on it to a phishing Microsoft Hotmail or Outlook website, where they will be asked to sign-in. Once the potential victims attempt to sign-in, their email account credentials(usernames and passwords) will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing scam. Once cyber-criminals are in possession of their victims' email account credentials, they will hijack and use their victims' email accounts fraudulently.

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The "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2017" Outlook Phishing Scam

From: Outlook © no@prestold566.net
Sent: 10 January 2017 15:18
Subject: RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2017

Verify your account

Hi user,

Your Outlook.com Account needs to be verified to avoid De-activation.

January 2017 00:28:50 -0500

You have less than 24hrs.

Click the button below to continue using this service

Continue with Verification

Attention!! : ACCOUNT OWNER THAT REFUSES TO CONFIRM HIS/HER ACCOUNT AFTER 24 HRS OF RECEIVING THIS WARNING WILL LOSE HIS OR HER ACCOUNT PERMANENTLY. DO NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE.

Regards,
Thanks for using Outlook
The Microsoft account team
Copyright © 2017 Microsoft.
All the best,The Outlook Teams

Microsoft users who were tricked into entering their user names and passwords on the fake or phishing Outlook website are asked to change their password immediately.

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  • Posted: Jan 3, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Palma Campania, Campania, Italy

    I received the following email on 3 Jan 2017 which I believe to be a phishing scam:

    "RESET ALERT VERIFICATION
    From: Account Update (alarooj_qila@hotmail.com
    To: verification@outlook.com

    Security Info Update
    Dear User
    This is to inform you for the final time that 10th January 2018, We will discontinue support on your account and security.

    If you choose not to renew your account on or before 5th January 2018, your email will be blocked and you will not be able to read and send emails from the 5th January 2018, and you will no longer have access to your email and many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attachments.

    Take a minute to renew your account for a faster, safer and full-featured experience.


    Renew Your Account

    Thanks for using service

    Regards,
    Customer Member Service"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 12, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com User <sadafabbas786@hotmail.com>
    Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 6:26 PM
    Subject: RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™

    Outlook.com
    Dear User,

    Your email requires immediate verification for an update. Click below to update your account

    Sign In

    If you choose not to update your account on or before 15th Dec 2017, your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

    Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User
    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.

    Mail team! ©2017 All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 3, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Member <bakhtyar_1986@hotmail.co.uk>
    Date: 3 December 2017 at 16:51:28 GMT
    Subject: RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™

    Outlook.com
    Dear User,

    Your email requires immediate verification for an update. Click below to update your account

    Sign In

    If you choose not to update your account on or before 7th Dec 2017, your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

    Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User
    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.

    Mail team! ©2017 All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

    Please advise as I have already followed the instruction.

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 6, 2017 by info

      Change your password

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 6, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    "From: Security info <gennycowling@hotmail.co.uk>
    Date: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 1:37 PM
    Subject: RESET ACCOUNT CONFIRMATION™2017

    Dear User

    You will be blocked from sending and receiving emails if not confirmed within 24hrs of receiving this automated mail. You are the Required You to Update through The Link below.

    Click Here

    Regards,
    Customer Care."

    delete


  • Posted: May 17, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

    I received this notification at 8:23 on 5/17/17. It claimed to be from: Microsoft.com Member Services<Tony Gruessing@hotmail.com>.
    The message informed me that my email account had reached or was about to reach its limit according to the administrator. The message went further to say that I would not be able to receive future emails until I re-validated my account. It requested that I click to "Re-validate your mailbox". Finding it suspicious, I did not reply. I reported it as a phishing scam.

    delete


  • Posted: May 10, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com account team <customer_care.msn.upgrade_7878645@outlook.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:40 AM
    To: member_service@outlook.com
    Subject: FINAL WARNING **Microsoft account Reset Alert

    OUTLOOK
    Dear member,
    We have received your request to close your email account and it's about to be processed,

    To cancel this request and retain your account kindly verify your account

    Verify My Account
    The link Above will expire in 24 hours

    OUTLOOK Team"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 29, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

    I got a message that said "your mobile phone number have won $1,875,000 in the Monday Lottery SMS Promo, contact Mr Freeman on mlsms2017@outloo". This seems like a scam? Is it?

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 29, 2017 by info

      Yes, it a lottery scam.

      delete


  • Posted: Apr 21, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Team <msn-team-service1004@outlook.com>
    Sent: 21 April 2017 04:48 AM
    Subject: RESET INFORMATION

    Dear Valued User,
    Reset Information
    We received instruction from you to empty all your Inbox and Sent Folders and delete mailbox also

    We will Delete & Close down Your Mailbox Within 24 hour as requested

    You need to confirm if you made this request or we will continue with the request.

    If you think this is an error, take action immediately to stop this process by clicking below to verify your account
    CANCEL AND STOP ERROR

    Thank You,
    @accounts Team"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 18, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com account team
    Sent: 18 April 2017 09:20
    To: member_service@outlook.com
    Subject: FINAL WARNING:Microsoft account Reset Alert

    OUTLOOK
    Dear member,
    We have received your request to close your email account and it's about to be processed,

    To cancel this request and retain your account kindly verify your account

    Verify My Account

    The link Above will expire in 24 hours

    OUTLOOK Team"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    "From: System Administrator dez_des@live.com
    Sent: March 16, 2017 4:10 AM
    Subject: RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2017

    Outlook
    Dear account User,

    Your Microsoft Account has exceeded it storage limit you might not be able to receive new emails If not verified within 24 hours we will suspend your account
    So please click the link below to verify your account now.

    Verify Your Account Now

    Thank you.
    Windows Live ID Customer Support.
    Copyright 2017 Inc."
    -- end of scam --

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 8, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    --start of scam --
    "From: Microsoft Service henry5@videotron.ca
    Sent: Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:12 AM
    Subject: ►ALERT / E-MAIL CONFIRMATION RE - XF92MZR67K (Notice of Deletion.)

    User (s)
    Please identify yourself as part of the cancellation of the suspension of your account and the final installation of the new Windows Live settings, you are required to fill in the information grid by clicking Allow
    Thank you
    --end of scam --
    -- -- --
    Translated to French:

    --start of scam --
    "Utilisateur(s),
    Veuillez vous faire identifier dans le cadre de l'annulation de la suspension de votre compte et de l'installation définitive des nouveaux paramètres Windows Live, vous êtes prié de remplir impérativement la grille d'information en cliquant sur Autoriser
    Merci ,
    Windows Live.
    Windows Live."
    --end of scam --

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 6, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: New Milton, England, United Kingdom

    Just thought I would let you know that I received one of these e-mails today on my i-pad. Have deleted same.

    delete


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