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The "Your Microsoft Office Has Expired" Phishing Scam

Microsoft users, if you have received the "Your Microsoft Office Has Expired" email message below, please delete it because it is a phishing scam. The phishing scam is being sent by cybercriminals and not by Microsoft. The fake email message is being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to frighten and trick the recipients into clicking on the link within them. The link goes to a phishing website or a fake website looking like Microsoft’s website, created by cybercriminals to trick potential victims into entering their Microsoft account usernames and passwords on it, by asking them to sign in. But, any attempts to sign into the fake website, will result in the victims’ Microsoft account usernames and passwords being sent to cybercriminals.

The Your Microsoft Office Has Expired Phishing Scam
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The "Your Microsoft Office Has Expired" Phishing Scam

From: Office <billing@officerenew.co>

Sent: Monday, August 26, 2019 8:22 AM

Subject: Renew NOW

Reminder to Renew your Office

Your Microsoft Office Has Expired

Your Subscription to Microsoft Office Has Expired on August 17, 2019, and your Office applications Will be stopped on August 30, 2019.

Take the following steps to keep Your license :

1. Go to Microsoft Office renewal Page and fill your basic information.

2. Select the duration of your Office License.

Renew Now

The link in the phishing email goes to the follow fake Microsoft website: officerenew.co

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.

Microsoft users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://account.microsoft.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 Microsoft users from visiting phishing websites disguised as legitimate Microsoft website that steals account credentials.

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The "Your Microsoft Office Has Expired" Phishing Scam