The Changes Coming to Outlook.com Email Scam

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The Changes Coming to Outlook.com Email Scam

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Microsoft Outlook users who have received the fake "Changes coming to Outlook.com" email below are asked not to follow the instructions in it. The fake email, which is asking for personal information like date of birth and telephone number, is being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to steal their potential victims' information and subsequently steal their account credentials. Once the cybercriminals have stolen their potential victims' account credentials, they will gain unauthorized access to their accounts, hijacked and use the accounts fraudulently.

The "Changes coming to Outlook.com" Scam

From: Account Team - database9433@outlook.com

Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2019 8:31 PM

To: Account Team

Subject: Re: Changes coming to Outlook.com!

Due to on-going upgrade in our database, state your date of birth and phone number to avoid termination of your Outlook account.

Microsoft Outlook users who have already been tricked by the scam are asked to change their passwords immediately. Or, if their accounts have already been hijacked, they can attempt to recover them by clicking here.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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The Changes Coming to Outlook.com Email Scam