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Microsoft Message Legit???

Discussion in 'General Software' started by jsfitz54, May 23, 2013.

  1. jsfitz54

    jsfitz54

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    Received two/same messages that are worded oddly, is this a scam? *(all used and unused)*


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    Windows Live Team Outlook Services (reolm2@msn.com)

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    2:25 PM

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    Parts of this message have been blocked for your safety.
    Show content|I trust reolm2@msn.com. Always show content.

    GENERAL ACCOUNT SETTINGS
    Dear Valued Customer,

    Due to congestion in all Windows Live Mail user accounts, there shall be a removal exercise of all used and unused Hotmail/Msn Accounts. Windows Live would be shutting down several accounts as your email address needs to be added to the new Windows Live database. We programed to stop and delete unused email account, you may permanently stop receiving messages to this Email address if not verified.

    Kindly verify and let us know if your account is still valid. Click on the reply button and fill in your information:

    * User name:

    * Password:

    * Date of Birth:

    * Country Or Territory:


    This back up is necessary for update and to avoid blocking of your account. If you do not respond to this message. you will lose your account permanently.

    Thank you for your usual co-operation. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Sincerely,
    Member Service Team.

    This assumes a reasonable growth rate. Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our online Privacy Statement.

    For more information or for general questions regarding your e-mail account, please visit Windows Live Hotmail Help.

    Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA ? 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Easy. It's a scam. They would never ask for that information from you.

    Move it to your junk folder.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    of course its fake! the dead give away is the fact they asked for your password.
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    The email address gives it away--don't even have to read the message. Official correspondence from companies often originates on email addresses like noreply@domain.com, support@domain.com, or customerservice@domain.com. If the user name doesn't look like something the company would reserve for service notifications, pitch it immediately.
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    If it were a legitimate message form Microsoft, they wouldn't have to block anything for your safety.
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