Online users, if you have received email messages like the one below, claiming that your email accounts, especially Microsoft Hotmail, Outlook, Live accounts, have reached their storage limit, and ask you to click on a link to upgrade or verify your accounts, please delete the email messages and do not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams sent by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ email account credentials. And, once cybercriminals have stolen their victims’ email account credentials, they will gain access to their accounts, hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently.
A "Server Detects that Your Email Storage has Exceeded its Limit" Phishing Email
Storage limit for
E-mail Security <email@example.com>
Mon 5/6/2019 4:55 PM
Email Security Alert for
Our server detects that your email storage has exceeded its limit and needs to be upgraded immediately
Click here now to upgrade your email storage
If you fail to comply, we will lock your account and all email data will be permanently lost.
Source: Email Security
Online users who have already been tricked by the phishing emails, are asked to change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked or used fraudulently. For Microsoft users whose email accounts have already been hijacked, may click here for help to recover their accounts.
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