Watch out for this Windows Defender Scam!
Windows Defender scams have been around for years and we are seeing a new one making its rounds stating they have charged you $299.99 which is billed yearly and if you want a refund, they provide a number to call.
Look at this email we recently encountered posing as a message from Windows Defender Scam. If you see it you should delete it!
Here is what it looks like:
How can I do to stay safe from this kind of attack?
- Pay attention to where the email is coming from. Microsoft will never send emails from an iCloud account.
- Windows Defender has always been free and is included with Windows 10.
- If you need help or have questions about Microsoft products, always use the official site https://support.microsoft.com/en-us. Microsoft has all kinds of resources for its Windows Defender Product there.
- If ever in doubt about a suspicious email, contact your IT Department who usually manages Microsoft subscriptions for you.
Email continues to be a major attack vector for scammers and hackers. Phishing attacks get more sophisticated every day. Be suspicious of email with an unrecognized sender, especially ones with attachments, or asking for financial information.
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