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Beware of "Microsoft Sign-in is Blocked" Phishing Scam

2018-05-18T18:06:11 -  +
Beware of "Microsoft Sign-in is Blocked" Phishing Scam

The "Microsoft Sign-in is Blocked" email below is a scam, therefore recipients of the same email are asked to delete and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by cybercriminals trick the recipeints into clicking on the link within it. The link goes to a fake and phishing Microsoft website that steal online account credentials if visitors attempt to sign into it.

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The "Microsoft Sign-in is Blocked" Phishing Scam

From: Email.Microsoft.AccountProtection.UnusualActivity.30027JCBGU@sou.edu

Date: Fri 5/18/2018, 3:01 PM

Microsoft

Sign-in is blocked.

Dear,

You have tried to sign in too many times with an incorrect account or password.

Sign-in with is blocked for one of these reasons:

* Someone entered the wrong password too many times.

* You login from an unfamiliar device or location

Final Reminder: Failure to update your information will disable your online email access.

Update my email account now!

or Simply login at:

www.microsoft.com/confirm/

Thank you for letting us to secure your information!

The Microsoft account team

This is a mandatory service communication. To set your contact preferences for other communications, visit the Promotional Communications Manager.

This message was sent from an unmonitored e-mail address. Please do not reply to this message.

Privacy | Legal

Microsoft Office

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA

30027-3002 USA

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Live website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Live users attempt to sign into the phishing website with their usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked Live accounts will then be used by cybercriminals fraudulently.

Remember, 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, it will be shown to you after signing in. And, if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your Live account is hijacked. If your account has already been hijacked, click here for help regaining access to it.

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