Alert - "Microsoft Date of Birth and Phone Number Database Confirmation" Scam

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Microsoft users who received fake emails like the one below asking them to confirm their date of birth and phone number are asked to delete them. This is because the fake emails are being sent by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information, and subsequently their account credentials.

Alert  - Microsoft Date of Birth and Phone Number Database Confirmation Scam
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The "Microsoft Date of Birth and Phone Number Database Confirmation" Scam

From: Account Team <database7414@outlook.com>

Sent: 30 April 2018 08:38

To: Account Team

Subject: Update

Due to ongoing updates in our database, confirm your date of birth and phone to avoid termination of your Outlook account.

Remember, Microsoft and other legitimate companies will never ask their users or customers to confirm their account credentials, personal and financial information via an email message.

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  • November 4, 2018 at 10:35 AM by an anonymous user from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    Received today 11/4/2018 asking for phone number, etc..

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