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Beware of "Outlook Storage Limit for Your Mailbox has been Reached" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Outlook Storage Limit for Your Mailbox has been Reached" Phishing Scam

Outlook users are advised not to follow the instructions in fake email messages like the one below, which claim their mailboxes storage limit has been reached. The fake messages are being sent by cyber criminals to trick Outlook users into clicking on the links in the fake email messages that go to a phishing website that steals Outlook, Hotmail or Microsoft account usernames and passwords. The phishing website, which looks exactly like Microsoft Outlook' sign-in page, will ask potential victims to sign-in with their Outlook or Microsoft accounts’ credential, but once the information is submitted, it will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the fake website. The cybercriminals will then use the information to hijack their victims’ Microsoft Outlook accounts and use them fraudulently.

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The "Outlook Storage Limit for Your Mailbox has been Reached" Phishing Scam

Outlook users who have recei

From: CUSTOMER CARE msn-services25@outlook.com

Sent: July 11, 2017 1:40 AM

To: no-reply0070@outlook.com

Subject: ?CONFIRM YOUR MAIL

Outlook Mail

You have reached the storage limit for your Mailbox. Please visit the following link to complete your e-mail access restore.

NOTE: your mailbox might be close down kindly

Follow this link to complete the process: Restore Now

System Administrator.

Outlook Team

Microsoft account users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. It is recommended that they go directly to www.outlook.com, www.hotmail.com, or www.live.com, and sign into their accounts from there. This is the best way to protect against phishing scams created by cyber criminals to steal online account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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  • Posted: Aug 29, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: STORE MICROSOFT.COM <FSCHOFIELD@live.co.uk>
    Date: 24 August 2017 at 9:43:11 am BST
    Subject: Active Reset: Email Disconnection Service

    Outlook Mail

    You have reached the storage limit for your Mailbox. Please visit the following link to complete your e-mail access restore.

    Follow this link to complete the process: CONTACT US

    System Administrator.
    Outlook Team"

    delete


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