'New Documents Assigned' Email Scam
To this very day, cybercriminals continue to rely on emails as their number one trick to approach their victims. They usually do this through fake messages and conversations, which are often initiated from fake companies or profiles. Often, they may try to impersonate legitimate companies and services, such as Microsoft Office 365. In fact, one of the latest email scam campaigns goes exactly after Microsoft Office 365 credentials. It is called 'New Documents Assigned' Email Scam, and plenty of users around the world have been receiving these fraudulent messages.
The message claims to come from a company dealing with cloud services, and informs users that there are documents that they need to review. The message also includes a link to a website, which has a design identical to the one that Microsoft Office 365 uses. However, before users are allowed to view the documents, they need to fill a prompt for their login credentials. What visitors do not know is that by entering their username and password, they will not unlock any documents. Instead, they will reveal this private information to the cybercriminals controlling the phishing website.
How to Stay Safe From the 'New Documents Assigned' Email Scam?
The 'New Documents Assigned' Email Scam can be very dangerous if you are not aware of this type of scams. To make sure that you will not fall victim to phishing scams, you should remember the following tips:
- When following links, always double-check the URL of the domain. Make sure that there are no typos. Criminals often use fake domain names that are almost identical to those of legitimate services. For example, Mlicrosoft.com is a fake variation of Microsoft.com.
- Whenever possible, avoid clicking email links. Instead, enter the URL manually. You should always do this if you are unsure whether the sender is reliable or not.
Consider installing security products to keep you safe. There are plenty of security tools, which could warn you if you are about to fall victim to a phishing scam
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