Beware of the latest fake emails

RBF Members Chill IT always have timely advice on the latest email scams, many of which look extremely convincing. Here are two to look out for:

Fake Microsoft Office365 emails

The fake emails may include things such as Microsoft logos, disclaimers and other features which look legitimate claiming to be from Microsoft. They may also say that you will be blocked from sending and receiving emails if it is not actioned within the next 48hrs.

After clicking the link, a fake Microsoft webpage appears and will encourage victims to hand over their log in details. Those who go through with this are then exposing their credentials to be stolen, this allows the criminals to then hijack the email account. Once they have gained access, they can send malware emails in your name and access any data saved on your account. It is also possible for them to collate a large amount of personal information that they can then use to steal your identity.

Fake LinkedIn Security emails

Please be aware of fake emails claiming to be from the LinkedIn Security Department. These scammers aim to steal your identity and other credentials.

The fake emails may include things such as Linkedin logos and other features which look legitimate.
We urge all clients to never submit any personal information to random emails and to always remain vigilant!

If you have clicked on any of the links in the emails, Chill IT recommend you change your passwords immediately and contact our support line on 1300 726 679.

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