Windows 10 Update Scam Alert

If you receive an email from what looks to be from Microsoft instructing to “Install Latest Microsoft Windows 10 Update now” or “Critical Microsoft Windows Update” please ignore and certainly do not open. The email only has one line of text “Please install the latest critical update from Microsoft attached to this email”, the attachment looks like a “.jpg” file but is actually a nasty.NET download delivering malicious ransomware into your system. Fake Microsoft emails are fraudsters number one phishing method with Vade Secure finding more than 20,000 fake Microsoft phishing sites last year.

DO NOT OPEN THE MICROSOFT EMAIL IF YOU RECEIVE IT

Tips and Advice

  • Windows updates – are always pushed through the operating system not through emails
  • Keep safe – Ensure that you have anti-virus protection, that it’s up to date and switched on
  • Don’t click! – on any attachments to emails unless you are 100% certain who it is from and that you are expecting it
  • Report it – to Microsoft by emailing phish@office365.microsoft.com
  • Still Unsure? – Call 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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