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Beware of "Microsoft Outlook Your Mail Upgrade Deadline is Today" Phishing Email Scam

2018-07-31T13:57:09 -  +
Beware of "Microsoft Outlook Your Mail Upgrade Deadline is Today" Phishing Email Scam

The "Microsoft Outlook Your Mail Upgrade Deadline is Today" below is a phishing scam. Therefore, Microsoft users who have received the same email, which claims their accounts will be suspended if they do not update them, are asked to delete it because it is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Microsoft Windows Live or Outlook usernames and passwords. The fake email message tricks the recipients into visiting a phishing website where they will be asked to sign into their accounts, but any attempt to sign-in to the phishing website will result in their account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing email message.

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The "Microsoft Outlook Your Mail Upgrade Deadline is Today" Phishing Email

From: Email Notification <nageeye09@hotmail.com>

Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 6:43:53 PM

To: no_reply@hotmail.com

Subject: ADMIN ALERT: YOUR MAIL UPGRADE DEADLINE IS TODAY!

We are undergoing maintenance therefore all Hotmail accounts must be updated, this is to reduce the number of dormant accounts. Accounts not updated in 48 hours will be suspended.

CLICK the below link to update your Email account

Confirm Your Email Address

Sincerely, The Outlook Accounts team

You received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Outlook product or account.

0 2015 Outlook Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

The link in the email message goes to a fake Microsoft Hotmail website, which will attempt to trick the 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, the information will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

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 or something needs to be done to it, it will be shown to you after you have signed into your account. If you were tricked by one of these malicious phishing scams, please change your Hotmail, Live or Outlook immediately. If you are unable to, click here to report it to Microsoft.

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