The "Microsoft Email Upgrade to Version 3.0.1" Phishing Scam
From: Microsoft.com Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: July 10, 2018 at 9:23:00 PM PDT
To: "MicrosoftOffice365@email.office.com" <MicrosoftOffice365@email.office.com>
Subject: Email upgrade
You have new email version to upgrade
Your mail version 2.0.1 is currently being discontinued from sending and receiving incoming emails, and will no longer work from July 13th, 2018.
To upgrade to version 3.0.1 for free, kindly follow the upgrade information below: It will only take a few seconds.
Upgrade to version 3.0.1 now
The link in the email message goes to a fake Outlook or Microsoft website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, Live usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.
If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Microsoft Hotmail/Live/Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.