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# 179420 8-Sep-2015 08:52
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Just got an email that is allegedly from Microsoft saying that my outlook.com account is being reduced and I had to buy more storage.

"Warning: Email exceeded storage limit (Update)
Your account security   The capacity storage of your Microsoft account has dropped to (96MB) from your (2GB).   We may be forced to shut down your account if data exceed above capacity.   You are required to upgrade your account capacity immediately to avoid termination.

Please follow these steps:  

 

     

  1. Upgrade my account. [Link removed]
  2. You can also increase your capacity to 10GB. [Link removed]

 

  Your security and safety is our primary concern.   Thanks,   The Microsoft account team  

Doing a Google search  the only reference was to a 5Gig account limit    but nothing on the MS site saying what it was..

Is this email real or a phishing  trip??

Last year I bought a Office 365 account and migrated all my Orcon email to outlook.com.  My current Outlook.com OST file size is 814 Meg..





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  # 1381546 8-Sep-2015 08:57
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If you hover over the links you've posted there you'll find neither of them go to a Microsoft site, looks Phishy to me...

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  # 1381549 8-Sep-2015 09:00
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Yeah, looks like theyre phishing - might want to change your password if you typed it into any of those sites.




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  # 1381553 8-Sep-2015 09:10
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Now we know its a scam, it might be best for someone (mods?) to remove the nasty links in your first post.
We don't want to give the fraudsters any more free publicity.

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  # 1381565 8-Sep-2015 09:38
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Dairyxox: Now we know its a scam, it might be best for someone (mods?) to remove the nasty links in your first post.
We don't want to give the fraudsters any more free publicity.


Thanks for reporting the post, those links have been removed now.

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  # 1381591 8-Sep-2015 10:07
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Phishing scams...

People can so easily fall for these things. Just today I received four emails purportedly from Facebook with "Someone requested a password reset, please log in here to change it".

There is not antivirus better than common sense and attention. Actually most antivirus wouldn't even catch phishing anyway. You are your only and last line of defence.







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  # 1381604 8-Sep-2015 10:21
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Didn't click on anything but also noticed that the links to went to parts unknown..




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  # 1381683 8-Sep-2015 11:36
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I like to click on those phishing links and enter in bogus details, just to get the hopes up of the scammers. :D

 
 
 
 


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  # 1381743 8-Sep-2015 13:32
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freitasm: But then you risk other malware being installed on your PC - usually phishing doesn't come alone.



Never had that problem, and I do run scans regularly.

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  # 1381828 8-Sep-2015 15:01
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freitasm: But then you risk other malware being installed on your PC - usually phishing doesn't come alone.



AKA "Hook, line and sinker"





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  # 1381838 8-Sep-2015 15:21
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I also find it interesting to see how good the fakes pages are, compared to the real pages.

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