Beware, this message that you may have received in your mailbox is a dangerous scam


Author: Clark Tos
2022-11-23 13:23:02

Scams via mailboxes are always full. The latest is most insidious because it is directly inspired by real alert messages sent by Microsoft.

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Perhaps you have recently received a mail showing you a ' unusual connection on your mailbox »? If so, it could be a scam . Lately, scams of this type have been circulating on Outlook, Hotmail and Live mailboxes. They are particularly difficult to spot because they reproduce in the smallest details (or almost) the model of the message of the teams of Microsoft.

Thus, the collaborative reporting platform, Signal-Arnaques, warns the owners of mailboxes. It indicates that the scammers use the graphic charter, the logo and the title of the Microsoft message to give more authenticity to their approach.

Traps to avoid

This more elaborate phishing attempt aims to recover the usernames and passwords of victims in order to steal their personal data. ' We detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to Microsoft account xxx.hotmail.fr “says the fraudulent email.

The message, which specifies in particular the date of connection, the IP address, the country and the browser used in order to scare its victims, then invites you to “ Report User '. By following this false approach, the victims thus enter their username and password obviously recovered by the crooks.

Reinforce the protection of your mailbox

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To avoid falling into the trap, it is advisable to pay attention to the sender's address. A real email from Microsoft ends like this @accountprotection.microsoft.com. If not, it is definitely a scam .

In addition, on closer inspection, you will probably be able to notice spelling and syntax errors in the fraudulent email. An email from Microsoft would not have any errors. If you have received a fraudulent email, put it in your trash without further delay. You can also mark it as spam and report it.

Finally, to avoid this kind of risk, opt for double account authentication on mailboxes and social networks or, if you prefer, change your password.