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Phishing scam: Microsoft VLSC welcome email

Microsoft | Posted on January 16, 2015 by Luke Black

A new phishing scam is affecting Microsoft clients across North America.

The email looks legitimate, and appears to be a welcome email from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). The scam email includes links taking you to an authentic-looking Microsoft website, designed to steal your username and password associated with your Microsoft account.

We’re asking our clients to be vigilant, and await further instruction directly from Microsoft.

If there is any doubt in your mind, do not click on any links.

This is what the email looks like (by way of a Microsoft VLSC Phishing E-Mail thread at Spiceworks).

The VLSC phishing scam

Credit: Spiceworks discussion thread

We’ll update this post as soon as our team has new information to share.

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