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The "Microsoft Final Reset Update Warning‏‏‏" Phishing Scam

The "Microsoft Final Reset Update Warning" email message below 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. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message should not click on the link or follow the instructions in it.

The Microsoft Final Reset Update Warning‏‏‏ Phishing Scam
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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.

The "Microsoft Final Reset Update Warning" Phishing Scam

From: Microsoft.com Team <sivaind@live.com>

Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:11 AM

To: user@microsoft.com

Subject: Final Reset Update Warning

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Dear user,

this is to tell you that Microsοft Outloοk will stop supporting your account and security.

You will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improvements, conversations, contacts and attachments.

hxxps://bit.ly/2CPEYQv

take a moment to update your account and for a faster, safer and full-featured microsoft outlook

Note : If your account has not been updated before ⏱️16-10-2018 , your account will be terminated.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

sincerely

CA microsoft

©2018

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

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