According to this email, which purports to be from the Microsoft Security Team, my email account is about to be disconnected.
Supposedly, I have failed to resolve errors on my mail and I am required to click a link to fix the issue and thus avoid disconnection.
All rather ironic given that I manage the domain and email address that supposedly has the problem and it has precisely zero to do with Microsoft.
In fact, the email is just a rather crude phishing attempt designed to steal my email account login details. It was certainly not sent by Microsoft.
Clicking the “Resolve Issue Now” button opens a website that asks you to enter your email address and email account password. These credentials can be nabbed by online crooks and used to hijack the targeted email account.
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Once the scammers have gained access, they can use the compromised account to distribute scam, spam and malware emails. Often they can use the same login details to take control of linked services such as online file storage and app stores.
Email phishing scams like this are very common.
A screenshot of the scam email:
Microsoft Fix Security
Your account of email@example.com will be disconnected from sending or receiving mails from other users. because you failed to resolve errors on your mail. You need to resolve the errors or your account will be disconnected.
Follow the instruction below to resolve now.
RESOLVE ISSUE NOW
©Microsoft Security Team.
Since you’ve read this far……can I ask you for a big favour?
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