Recipients of the same message who have already followed the instructions in it should change their email account's password immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.
The "Microsoft Account Limit Almost Exceeded" Phishing Scam
From: 2017 Office Team [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 10:42 AM
Subject: Microsoft account limit almost exceeded
The quota limit of your mail:<> is almost full.
To prevent your Incoming/Outgoing mail from getting errors
Click on https://quota.office.com to add additional 15 GB free and mandatory storage.
© 2017 Office Team
The link in the fake email message goes to a fake Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail or Live website. On the fake website, visitors will be asked to sign-in, if they attempt to do so, their email usernames and passwords will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the phishing email message. Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims Microsoft account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, hijack the accounts by changing passwords, and use the accounts fraudulently.
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