The "Your Office 365 Account is About to Be Deleted" Phishing Scam
A "Your Office 365 Account is About to Be Deleted" Phishing Scam
Date: March 16, 2019 at 4:35:33 PM EDT
Subject: Re: Your Office 365 acount is about to be deleted
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Once cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims’ account credentials (usernames and passwords), they will use it to hijack their Microsoft accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email message (see below) who were tricked into clicking on the link within it and have attempted to sign into the phishing or fake website that they were taken, are asked to change their Microsoft account passwords immediately, before they are hijacked and used fraudulently by cybercriminals.
Office 365 users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://www.office.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is something that needs to be done to their accounts, they will be notified. This is will prevent Office 365 users from visiting phishing websites disguised as legitimate Microsoft website that steals account credentials.
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