Keep an eye out for fake Microsoft emails that claim that you’ve received a voicemail and should click a link to listen to it.
The emails are phishing scams designed to steal your Microsoft Account login details.
Here’s what the scam email looks like:
If you fall for the ruse and click the link, you will be taken to a fraudulent website that features Microsoft and SharePoint branding:
Clicking “Preview or Print Voicemail” opens what looks like a legitimate Microsoft Account sign-in window:
After entering your details via the fake login box, you will then be automatically redirected to the official Microsoft home page.
Criminals can then collect the account login credentials you provided and use them to take control of your Microsoft Account. Once they have gained access, they can use your email account to distribute spam and scam messages in your name. They can also steal files you have stored in your account, make fraudulent purchases via the app store, see your contacts, and a lot more.
They may manage to collect enough of your information to steal your identity as well.
The company name, email address and other details may vary in different versions of the scam messages. Note also that online criminals have used similar fake voicemail notification messages to distribute various types of malware.
If you receive one of these scam emails, do not click any links it contains. Just hit “delete”.