The "Microsoft Switch to the New Version of Outlook.com Today" Phishing Scam
From: Outlook E-Mail Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 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 .
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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.
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