I have heard from a number of Scamicide readers about today’s Scam of the day. It is another version of a Microsoft phishing email I described last May. It has several variations, but it generally involves an email that appears to come from Microsoft in which the targeted victim is told, as in the email copied below that he or she must update their account in order to keep it active or that Microsoft has changed the terms of their service agreement and provides links to get more information. The best scams have a kernel of truth and the kernel of truth in this scam is that Microsoft did indeed change the terms of its service agreement on June 15th. However the prudent action to take is not to click on the links in the email for further information or to update, but go directly to Microsoft at this link for more information. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/servicesagreement/upcoming.aspx
|Microsoft Service Agreement 2021|
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