Onsite Group

Beware of phishing emails

We have recently come across emails being sent to users using Office 365 warning them of their account being deactivated and that they are required to verify your details.

PLEASE NOTE that we do not require you to verify any details ever!

What is a phishing email?
Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers.

What to do with phishing emails?
  1. If you are unsure if it is a phishing email please forward the email to support@onsitegroup.biz and we will verify it.
  2. Delete the email
  3. Do not forward to other colleagues
  4. Never click on any links

This is an example of a phishing email.
  1.  The from email address does not come from the company it is representing - in this case Microsoft - all Microsoft emails come from @microsoft.com - this email comes from the domain "email.com"
  2. Spelling errors - Outlook is not spelt correctly - Genuine system generated errors never have spelling mistakes
  3. Grammer and sentence structure - "You sent an instructionS to close and disable your account" Companies ensure that system generated emails have the correct information and proper grammar and structure is used.
  4. The link takes you to a website that does not belong to the company the email appears to come from. In this case the verification link takes you to http://alasadacuae.com and not Microsofts website.

From: Outlook Security [mailto:no-reply@office365.email.com
Sent: 28 February 2017 09:50 PM
To: youremailaddress@domain.com
Subject: Outlook Alert: Account shutdown notice


Microsoft Office Outook

You sent an instructions to close and disable your account.

Kindly cancel this request immediately if you never initiated this.




Microsoft Office365