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The "Office 365 Server Congestion" Phishing Scam

Recipients of the "Office 365 Server Congestion" below are asked not to follow the instructions in it because it is a phishing scam. The fake email is being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link in it. The link goes to a phishing website that steals email account credentials(usernames and passwords) if the visitors attempt to sign into it.

The Office 365 Server Congestion Phishing Scam

The "Office 365 Server Congestion" Phishing Scam

From: Support <>

Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 10:13 AM

Subject: Hi, you have 34 delayed messages

Email account

Office 365 Server Congestion

Dear zarie,

Office sever is holding (34) incoming messages because your email has not been verified. To continue using your account, please verify your email account below.

Review & Verify your account

Note: Move this message to your inbox folder if you are having a problem with the above link.

You may not be able to access your email if ignored, this process takes few minutes only.

Thank you,

Office 365 Team

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The "Office 365 Server Congestion" Phishing Scam