What is Microsoft Email Scam?
Microsoft Email Scam is a phishing technique used by scammers to steal sensitive information. The email claims to be from Microsoft and informs the user of suspect sign-in activity. It then urges them to sign in into the account via a provided link. If the user actually goes through with it, he or she shares their login details with the cyber crooks. There is no question that disclosing personal details like that can cause serious troubles. If you have received the malign email, you should not hesitate to delete Microsoft Email Scam.
How does Microsoft Email Scam work?
Unfortunately, there is more than one version of this scam, however, all of its variants have the same goal. The email claims that it comes from Microsoft and states that unusual sign-in activity has been flagged on your account. It may even show you with specific details like time and location of sign-in to further convince you of the fact that someone has entered your email without your authorization. The email then presents you with a link that supposedly has further details. Of course, having received this type of email, the user naturally wishes to find out more about the suspicious activity and make sure that his account is secure. However, clicking on the presented link refers users to a fake Microsoft account sign-in page, often azurewebsites.net or some other unreliable domain. If the the user enters his or her login and password on the website, this information gets recorded and sent to hackers.
By acquiring your password and thus the access to your email and possibly other accounts (if you have the same password), the cyber criminals are able to make purchases, send out spam emails to all of your contacts, spread malware, and more. The hacked account holder can suffer identity theft or financial losses as well.
How to remove Microsoft Email Scam?
As we have already mentioned, if you have received this email and it did not end up in the spam folder, you should delete Microsoft Email Scam immediately. You should always eliminate Microsoft Email Scam or any other suspicious emails that somehow go through to your primary inbox. If, on the other hand, you have already shared your details with untrustworthy third parties, the first thing you should do is make sure that your system is clean. You can use the anti-malware form our site to scan your device and remove Microsoft Email Scam related malware or any other malicious files. After you delete Microsoft Email Scam and other unsafe elements, you should change your passwords. Make sure to create strong passwords that are at least 10 characters long. It is also a good idea to have different passwords for different accounts. Finally, you should sent out messages to your contacts informing them that your email has been hacked, so that they do not fall for any of the spam emails sent under your name.