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Verify your email address - Security Alert

I have just received a couple of fake emails purporting to come from Microsoft asking me to verify my email address.

(I do use Microsoft Exchange but that is probably irrelevant.)

It says "To finish setting up this Microsoft account, we just need to make sure this email address is yours."

"Or you may be asked to enter this security code: 4498"

I have used my Exchange account for about five years now without issue so this is almost certainly some kind of scam.

Checking the links, etc. it is fairly clear this was not sent by Microsoft, so if you receive one please don't fall for it.
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Re: Verify your email address - Security Alert

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I have just received a couple of fake emails purporting to come from Microsoft asking me to verify my email address.

(I do use Microsoft Exchange but that is probably irrelevant.)

It says "To finish setting up this Microsoft account, we just need to make sure this email address is yours."

"Or you may be asked to enter this security code: 4498"

I have used my Exchange account for about five years now without issue so this is almost certainly some kind of scam.

Checking the links, etc. it is fairly clear this was not sent by Microsoft, so if you receive one please don't fall for it.
As soon as I select 'Block' it shows the real email address it is coming from & it becomes clear it is from a scammer.
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