Outlook "We Have Blocked Your E-Mail Access" Phishing Scams
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A Sample of the Outlook Phishing Scam
Date: 24 March, 2017 2:38:09 PM EDT
Subject: E-mail alert! [158 ID: EN1e]
For security reasons we have blocked your e-mail access and your incoming and outgoing emails.
We have reasons to believe someone else may have tried to access your account.
Simply restore your access by confirming your login information here or by following our secure link After you have confirmed your information you may use your account as usual.
We are sorry for this inconvenience.
Outlook Security Team
Outlook users who have received and have alread followed the instructions in the phishing email messages, are asked to change their Outlook passwords immediately, before their accounts are hijacked by cybercriminals and used fraudulently. And, for Outlook users whose accounts have already been hijacked, they can click here for instructions to regain access to their accounts.
Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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