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Beware of "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2018‏‏‏" Outlook Phishing Scam

2018-02-05T19:16:27 -  +
Beware of "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2018‏‏‏" Outlook Phishing Scam

The email message below: "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2018‏‏‏," 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 usernames and passwords. So, recipients of the fake email message should not click on the link or follow the instructions in it. 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.

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The "RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION 2018" Outlook Phishing Scam

From: microsoft.com Office365 <ahmedasran@hotmail.com>

Sent: 05 February 2018 09:30

To: microsoft.com Office365

Subject: Re: RESET CONFIRMATION!!

Outlook.com

Dear User,

Your email requires immediate verification for an update. Click below to update your account

Sign In

If you choose not to update your account on or before 10th Feb 2018, your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User

We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.

Mail team! ©2018 All Rights Reserved

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

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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2018 at 9:01 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: ACCOUNT DEACTIVATION
    Date: 7 November 2018 at 01:24:44 GMT
    To: "microsoftoffice@email2.office.com"
    Subject: Reset Alert Confirmation™

    Microsoft
    Dear Account User,

    You would be blocked from sending and receiving emails if you do not confirm within 24 hrs of receiving this automated mail.

    Confirm


    Thank you!
    2018 © Mail Team."

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 9, 2018 at 9:48 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: microsoft.com Office365
    Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 11:01:10 AM
    Subject: RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2018

    Outlook.com

    Mail User,

    The following mobile number was added to your E-Mail account:
    *** 8*******22
    This change was made on::
    When
    October 26, 2018 at 06:11 AM

    If you made this change, you're all set.
    Didn’t make this change?

    Kindly VALIDATE your mail-box so we can help keep your account safe:
    Thanks,

    Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User
    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.

    Mail team! ©2018 All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 5, 2018 at 10:33 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Fra: Microsoft.com team
    Dato: 5. mars 2018 kl. 19:21:32 CET
    Til: Microsoft.com team
    Emne: RESET ALERT CONFIRMATION™ 2018

    Outlook.com

    Dear User,

    Your email requires immediate verification for an update. Click below to update your account

    Sign In

    If you choose not to update your account it will be permanently deleted from our database.

    Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User
    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.

    Mail team! ©2018 All Rights Reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 6, 2018 at 11:20 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Office365
    Date: February 6, 2018 at 6:08:49 AM CST
    Subject: Re: RESET CONFIRMATION!!

    Outlook.com
    Dear User,

    Your email requires immediate verification for an update. Click below to update your account

    Sign In

    If you choose not to update your account on or before 20th Feb 2018, your account will be permanently deleted from our database.

    Thank You for Being A Loyal Outlook Mail User
    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Outlook.


    Mail team! ©2018 All Rights Reserved"

    delete


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