The "Outlook.com Review Subscription" Phishing Email Scams

Outlook users who have received the "Review Subscription" emails like the one below, which claim that something about their subscription has been detected, are asked to delete them because they are phishing scams. The fake email messages are being sent by cybercriminals to steal Outlook usernames and passwords, by tricking Outlook users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

The Outlook.com Review Subscription Phishing Email Scams

The "Outlook.com Review Subscription" Phishing Scam

From: WINDOWS LIVE 2018 <bdjcallaghan2017@hotmail.com>

Sent: 21 June 2018 14:23

Subject: Review Subscription

Outlook.com_

User I.D (@outlook.com)

Review subscription

We detected something about your subscription to the user I.D @outlook.com. You might be running an outdated application which is against our Terms and conditions.

To help keep you safe, we recommend you review your subscription and we'll help you rectify subscriptions assigned to you.

If you take no action, your application permissions will be withheld.

Review Subscription

Thanks,

Outlook.com

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Outlook website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Outlook 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 Outlook 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 Outlook account is hijacked. If your account has already been hijacked, click here for help regaining access to it.

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  • September 20, 2018 at 11:25 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Account.2018 Microsoft <zhengzhiyongzhengzhiyong@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:47 AM

    Subject: Review

    Outlook.com

    User I.D ()

    Review subscription

    We detected something about your subscription to the user I.D You might be running an outdated application which is against our Terms and conditions.

    To help keep you safe, we recommend you review your subscription and we'll help you rectify subscriptions assigned to you.

    If you take no action, your application permissions will be withheld.

    Review Subscription

    Thanks,

    Outlook.com"

  • July 3, 2018 at 1:06 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Microsoft.com Team <sarjofamstouray@hotmail.com>

    Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 11:37:08 PM

    To: account_user@hotmail.com

    Subject: HIGH SECURITY ALERT

    Outlook Microsoft

    Subscription Review

    -

    -

    We detected something about your subscription to your user ID. You might be running an outdated application which is against our Terms and conditions.

    To help keep you safe, we recommend you review your subscription and we will help you rectify subscriptions assigned to you.

    If you take no action, your application permissions will be withheld.

    Subscription Review

    Thanks,

    Outlook.com"

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The "Outlook.com Review Subscription" Phishing Email Scams