Advisory: Outlook Release Pending Messages

There is a new scam just starting to hit users inboxes that requests that you need to take some action to release some emails that “Outlook” has blocked. This is a phishing email designed to harvest your log on credentials to your email account and use this information to hack your account and more than likely use this information for some type of identity theft.

Please be aware, Microsoft would never ask you to “Release Pending Messages”. This is total bogus request. Please NEVER entertain following the instructions of any email that suggests that emails are blocked or can’t be delivered to you until you execute some type of action. These are not processes that Microsoft uses as part of their interaction with you.

An example of the email is as follows:

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