Microsoft Outlook Email Scam Alert

There is a new nasty email out there asking Outlook users to manage their undelivered email which it claims is being held for them on their Outlook web mail service. The email has a list of fake undelivered emails and asks users to click on an action, any action clicked on leads to a fake Outlook login form. The whole thing is just another example of phishing, where fraudsters attempt to steal user’s login details. Research by Norton suggests 1 in 3 UK adults will fall victim of such a crime this year.

IGNORE ANY EMAIL FROM OUTLOOK ABOUT A FOLDER OF UNDELIVERED EMAIL

Tips and Advice

  • Don’t Click! – Never click on any links or attachment unless you are 100% sure of the authenticity of the sender
  • Check with Microsoft – Use this link to ask Microsoft
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you have already given out financial details
  • Report it – as junk, right click on the message and click Mark as Junk
  • ID Protection –  If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisor’s will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool

 

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