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Beware of fake storage space warnings

by | Mar 30, 2023 | Cyber Security, IT for Small Business, News | 0 comments

If you receive an email purportedly from Microsoft about storage space, don’t click any links in the message. Most likely, it’s a scam.

If you click a link and enter your Microsoft password, you’ve almost certainly handed your password over to a hacker. If this happens, change your password immediately and call your IT administrator.

Here’s an example of a fake email we’ve seen recently. Notice that once we clicked on the “from” display name, the sender’s email address became visible. It’s clear it did not originate from Microsoft, but from a free iCloud account. Although this may not always be the case, checking the email address is often an easy way to verify that the warning is fake.

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