New Phishing Scam

I’ve been receiving a ton of phishing scams in my email inbox lately from banks, insurance companies and now, Microsoft.

The subject line says something about an “Update for Microsoft Outlook” (I’ve received 3 or 4 with different subject lines) but don’t buy into it – it’s another phishing attempt. Look at the picture below and notice where the link leads in the status bar on the bottom left…

The link does NOT lead to Microsoft

The link does NOT lead to Microsoft

If you can’t read it, it says

This is a normal ploy for phishers, using subdomains to create a legitimate looking URL, but the actual domain is, not Microsoft.

A word to the wise – DON’T click on links in emails from banks, insurance companies or even Microsoft.