[Scam Alert] Fake Microsoft Support Email

Fake Microsoft support email

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!

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Fake Microsoft support email. Source: Reddit

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Important information: We are updating our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Microsoft msa@communication.microsoft.com <kevin-wilson@btconnect.co m>
Mon 24/05/2021 12:31 PM To: You
Microsoft Account Update.
Dear @hotmail.com,
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
Thank You.
Outlook Support.
Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
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How to Protect Yourself

  • Contact Microsoft officials or support directly for help.
  • Do not click on links from unknown resources. Check the safety of web addresses using Trend Micro Check:

Send a link or a screenshot of suspicious text messages to Trend Micro Check on WhatsApp for immediate scam detection:

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Trend Micro Check is also available as a Chrome extension.
It will block dangerous sites for you automatically:

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Or try Trend Micro Maximum Security for a wider range of protection, including:

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  • Machine Learning, to protect you from new and unknown threats.
  • Ransomware protection via Folder Shield, to stop unauthorized changes and back-up files encrypted by suspicious programs.
  • Anti-phishing and anti-spam protection for Outlook clients, as well as Gmail and Outlook webmail on the PC, and Gmail webmail on the Mac.
  • Privacy Scanner (for Facebook and Twitter), Social Networking Protection for protection against malicious links in social networks, Pay Guard for protecting your online banking and buying.
  • Parental Controls to limit which software and websites you kids may use.
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