25 May [Scam Alert] Fake Microsoft Support Email
May 25, 2021
Received an email from Microsoft about account update? Be cautious. It’s a scam!
Scammers impersonate Microsoft and send you an email about update of your account. They falsely claim that you have to “update new version” via a link they provide, or you won’t be able to “process incoming emails and PDF attachments.”
If you click on the link, you may be led to a fake Microsoft website and asked to enter login credentials or other sensitive personal information. Or, in a worse case, malware will start to download once you click on the link. Don’t fall for it!
This is what a fake MS support email look like. if you take a closer look, you will find that although the sender’s name seems related to Microsoft, its email address is doubtful- an email related to bitcoin trading company? That’s a red flag!
Microsoft firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com m>
Mon 24/05/2021 12:31 PM To: You
Microsoft Account Update.
This is to notify you for the final time that we have stopped processing incoming emails and PDF attachments on your account.
Update below to avoid losing your emails.
Update New Version
Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
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