the "Outlook Upgrade Info" Phishing Scam

Outlook users who have the received the "Outlook Upgrade Info" email below, which claims that the processing of their incoming emails will be stopped if they do not upgrade their accounts, are asked to delete it. The email is a fake and is being sent by cybercriminals to bait potential victims into clicking on the link in it. The link goes to a fake Microsoft Outlook website that steals email account credentials if visitors attempt to sign-in.

the Outlook Upgrade Info Phishing Scam

Once cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ account credentials (usernames and passwords), they will use it to hijack their Microsoft accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email message (see below) who were tricked into clicking on the link within it and have attempted to sign into the phishing or fake website that they were taken, are asked to change their Microsoft account passwords immediately, before they are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.

The "Outlook Upgrade Info" Phishing Scam

From: Account Team <ruth.n.m@hotmail.com>

Sent: 05 April 2018 23:14

Subject: Outlook Upgrade Info

Last Warning

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.

UPGRADE NOW

Note: Please do not ignore this email to avoid your account been shutdown.

Sincerely

Outlook Team.

Microsoft Outlook users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://www.outlook.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is something that needs to be done to their accounts, they will be notified. This is will prevent Microsoft users from visiting phishing websites disguised as legitimate Microsoft website that steals account credentials.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 1:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

    I received an email that says "Your Account Will Be Blocked!, Due to Incomplete Update to Microsoft Terms."

    The email has a link.

    It is from an Outlook email address but my email says it is from a trusted sender.

    Is this a SCAM?

    Thanks Marg

    • June 24, 2018 at 3:01 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

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the "Outlook Upgrade Info" Phishing Scam