"Outlook Rejected your Incoming Messages" Phishing Scam

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The "Outlook Rejected your Incoming Messages" email below is another phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to their potential victims. The fake email, which claims that Outlook rejected their incoming messages and placed them on pending delivery because the sender failed their security detection checks, contains links that go to fake or phishing websites that steal account usernames and passwords.

Outlook Rejected your Incoming Messages Phishing Scam
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The "Outlook Rejected your Incoming Messages" Phishing Scam

From: email365office@office-angels.com

Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:41:45 PM

Subject:

Outlook rejected your incoming messages to the following email addresses:

Your two incoming mails were placed on pending delivery because the sender failed our security detection checks..

To keep you safe, we required an extra security challenge. Click verify your e-mail below to confirm that the recent activity was yours and to regain access with your email delivery transmission.

Verify your e-mail

After verifying your e-mail, the lock on this mailbox will be released automatically.

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to continuing to improve the security of your microsoft account.

This is why Microsoft Outlook users never click on links in emails to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to www.outlook.com and sign-in from there. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of important updates or changes.

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  • May 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Garden Village, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

    I received the following email. Is this a phishing scam? It's slightly different from above:

    Email Admin <jeanfspira@outlook.com>

    Mon 2021-05-24 11:03 PM

    An issue in your (E-mail) is pending some of your incoming mails in this Mail-box.

    Please you are to relog-in

    Go to Log-in

    Thank You.

    Please do not-reply to this note. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

  • September 24, 2018 at 2:15 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    "From: auto.mailer@tuffnells.co.uk <auto.mailer@tuffnells.co.uk>

    Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 7:23:43 PM

    Subject: Re:

    Microsoft reject your incoming messages to the following

    email addresses:

    Your two incoming mails were placed on pending delivery because the sender failed our security detection checks.

    To keep you safe, we required an extra security challenge.

    Click verify your e-mail below to confirm that the recent activity was yours and to regain access with your email delivery transmission.

    Verify your e-mail

    After verifying your e-mail, the lock on this mailbox will be released automatically.

    We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to continuing improving the security of your Microsoft account.

    Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy

    Thank you for using Microsoft Online Services.

    Microsoft Customer Support"

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