"Microsoft Outlook Upgrade Deadline" Phishing Email Scam
A Sample of the "Outlook Upgrade Deadline" Phishing Email
From: "Microsoft.com account team" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 21/03/2018 12:37 am (GMT+00:00)
Subject: Outlook Upgrade Deadline
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.
Note: Please do not ignore this email to avoid your account been shutdown.
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.
Check the comment section below for additional information, share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. And, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search
Click here help maintain Online Threat Alerts (OTA).
Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews
To protect your privacy, please do not post or remove sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews.
Show More Comments (4)
Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review
NB: We will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users.
Recommendations / Ads