Beware of "Microsoft Switch to the New Version of Outlook.com Today" Phishing Scam

Beware of "Microsoft Switch to the New Version of Outlook.com Today" Phishing Scam

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Microsoft users who have received the fake "Microsoft Switch to the New Version of Outlook.com Today" email message below, which claim they are advised to switch to a new version of Outlook is a phishing scam. The links in the fake email messages go to phishing websites operated by cybercriminals that steal Microsoft or Outlook account usernames and passwords.

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The "Microsoft Switch to the New Version of Outlook.com Today" Phishing Scam

From: Outlook E-Mail Support <eduardo@aprodeh.org.pe>

Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:47:03 AM

Subject: Switch to the New version of outlook.com today


Switch to Internet Explorer today. Click to switch

Switch to the New version of outlook.com today.

It's simple, safe and fast with built-in security as standard.

And it's 100% free of course.

Safe, fast, and easy to use Free upgrade

direct from outlook Keep your existing

email account information

So click the link above, or here, to get the best version and latest version of outlook.com.

Microsoft logo

Microsoft respects your privacy. Review our online Privacy Statement.

To set your outlook account to the new version, click here. These settings or switch will not affect anything on your mailbox .

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims' Microsoft account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, hijack them, and use them fraudulently. Hijacked accounts that are used fraudulently will be blocked by Microsoft, therefore, Microsoft users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords before their accounts are hijacked.

Microsoft users whose accounts have already been hijacked may follow the instructions below to recover their accounts:

  • Go to https://login.live.com/
  • Enter your email address and click the "Next" button
  • Click the "Forgot my password" link
  • Click "I think someone else is using my Microsoft account" link
  • Follow the rest of the instructions

Remember, never click on a link in an email message to sign into your Microsoft account. Always go directly to www.hotmail.com, www.outlook.com, or login.live.com to sign-in instead. After signing in, important notifications, changes or updates will be shown to you, if there is any.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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