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Hi,

I am feeling like an idiot at the moment as I have fallen for a Microsoft phishing email that I have now discovered was flagged up in Malwarebytes lab in March ☹️ !

Unusual sign-in activity mail goes phishing for Microsoft account holders | Malwarebytes Labs

I really thought it wouldn't happen to me but it is quite a well constructed one which at first glance gave no clues. A classic social engineering scam.

I pressed button and sent email, twice  -aaaagh !

So far I have not received  any further requests just started getting a load of spam that seems to be originating in US or at least ads for stuff in US.

I changed my MS password but little else I can do but keep a look out for any follow up phishing emails and keep my fingers crossed.

Any further advice suggestions appreciated - wonder whether I could forward email to Malwarebytes to have another look at it ?

Regards

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Sorry to hear this happened to you....

As you already did, the first thing was to change your password. You need to do this directly at the Microsoft Account Page, and not by clicking any links there may have been in the email.

Now you have to keep a sharp eye open for any future phishing emails, as they now have your email address and confirmed its a real person.

As you already reported, since they know your a real person, you will most likely be getting more spam, and phishing attempts to try and get you to provide account details, email, banking and such.

Only thing you can do for now is either keep an eye out for these things, or you can create a new email account and spot using the one they got.

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