'Your Password Expires Today' Email Scam
The 'Your Password Expires Today' email scam is part of a well-used tactic. It pretends to be a message from Microsoft, informing the computer users that their supposed '90 day account security validity period expires today' and, 'to avoid temporary issues regarding their Microsoft account, they must revalidate their account.' Needless to say that this is not true and your Microsoft account and password are still fine. The email was sent by fraudsters, which objective is to scare you and make you believe that you need to act promptly, otherwise you will not be able to work normally.
The email contains a button 'Keep Password' that, when pressed, shows a hyperlink that will load numerous unsafe websites promoting shady downloads pretending to be useful security tools., updates and other necessary programs. Below is the email's content:
'Subject: Ticket [AF270438] was opened 16_08 PM 07 Feb 2022
Your Password Expires Today
Your 90 day(s) account security validity period expires today for *******, you must re-validate your account today.
To avoid temporary issues relating to your microsoft account, you must re-validate your account.
Use the button below to keep current password or change it to a new one.
Note: We will not be held responsible for any account loss.
Account ID: DA034250-R37
Organization name: -
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As you can see, numerous novice computer users can be fooled because the email contains strong elements to make it credible. However, it is only one more scheme that must be ignored and removed from your machine.