'Your OneDrive Is Inactive And Will Soon Be Deleted' Scam
The con artists have launched another phishing campaign through the dissemination of lure 'Your OneDrive Is Inactive And Will Soon Be Deleted' scam emails. The spam emails are presented as notifications from Microsoft, regarding the recipient's OneDrive business account. Apparently, due to being inactive for over 6 months, the supposed business account is going to be deleted. To put further pressure on their victims, the fraudsters also claim that although the files associated with the account have been preserved for now that is only temporary. Unless the account has been reactivated, the user's files will be deleted.
Of course, none of the claims found in the 'Your OneDrive Is Inactive And Will Soon Be Deleted' scam emails are real. They serve only as part of the scare tactic that tricks users into opening the provided link. It should also be pointed out that Microsoft is in no way connected to these emails.
If users click on the 'Reactivate your account' button, they will be taken to a phishing portal designed to appear as close as possible to the legitimate OneDrive login page. By entering their account credentials into the corresponding fields, users risk having their accounts compromised. It is important to remember that the con artists could use the obtained credentials to try and expand their reach, by taking over other associated accounts. This could allow them to run disinformation campaigns, spread malware threats or perform other fraud.