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Beware of "2018 Microsoft New Email Update" Phishing Email Scams

2018-02-14T16:20:37  +
Beware of "2018 Microsoft New Email Update" Phishing Email Scams

There is no "2018 Microsoft New Email Update". Therefore, Microsoft users who have received the email message below, which claims that the processing of incoming emails on their accounts will be stopped since they have refused to upgrade their accounts, are asked to delete it. This is because the email is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Hotmail, Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The fake email message tricks the recipients into visiting a phishing website where they will be asked to sign into their accounts, but any attempt to sign-in to the phishing website will result in their account credentials being sent to the cyber criminals behind the phishing email message.

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Sample of the "2018 Microsoft New Email Update" Phishing Email

From: microsoft.com account team <rajeevsri@hotmail.com>

Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10:44 AM

To: info@servicelubo.com

Subject: 2018 MICROSOFT NEW EMAIL UPDATE

Your Services Agreement and Privαcy Statement made clearer

Dear user

This is to notify you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your account

since you have refused to upgrade your account and we might be forced to lock up your account if this notice is ignored.

1. Upgrademy email

2. Youcan also add more security features

This is to improve our service quality. We are sorry for inconveniences

Case number: 894162450

Property: Account Security

Copyright 2018 Inc., Windows Live ID Customer Support.

The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames, and passwords on the fake website, the information will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

If you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to you after you have signed into your account. If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

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  • Posted: Apr 18 at 9:00 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Austin, Texas, United States

    My checking account has been compromised both in April and March 2018, following has occurred
    Someone using my bank check card, Purchase, MICROSOFT *Xbox 800-642-7676 WA 4/03/18
    card 15 #9798 for charges of $27,04, eight to 10 times I had to close this account have you heard this one before? I Really got cammed

    delete


    • Posted: Apr 18 at 12:34 PM by info

      Yes, 800-642-7676 is a fake Microsoft telephone number being used by online scammers to trick their potential victims into giving them their account credentials and credit card information. So, maybe you were tricked by the same scammers.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Douglasville, Georgia, United States

    Alex from Microsoft (718-233-6301) has informed me that Microsoft has been monitoring my computer. Supposedly, my computer has a virus that is "messing up" Microsoft's server.

    delete


    • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 by info

      It is a scam, Microsoft technical support does not call customers.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 22, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

    I have recognized more obvious scam email pertaining to this issue, but this one seems real... or is it? Is this copied below a phishing scam?

    Also, is it true that there is an actual update out there for Hotmail or outlook that we are forced to pay for or else lose our accounts?

    Thank you for any clarification or confirmation on this issue.
    Below is a copy of the latest email I received, it coincides with 'Microsoft AD sent separately:


    "Your Services Agreement and Privαcy Statement made clearer
    Dear User,

    This is to inform you that Microsοft Outloοk will discontinue suppοrt on your accοunt and security.

    and you will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attαchments.

    Take a minute to updαte your accοunt for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsοft Outloοk experience.

    Updαte Your Accοunt

    Sincerely

    Outloοk.com Team

    Microsοft respects your privαcy. Review our οnline Privαcy Statement"

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 22, 2018 by info

      The email is a scam. And, there are no such updates.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 12, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Cheshire, Connecticut, United States

    I have a suspicious email from Microsoft Team telling me I must purchase additional storage at once or my sending & receiving of email will be stopped!
    Is this a phishing scam? I have not clicked on the tab to open. Please advise asap.
    Thanks

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 12, 2018 by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


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