Hotmail/Livemail or any other email Alert/Warning!

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Warlockz, Apr 27, 2009.

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  1. Warlockz

    Warlockz Registered Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I know it sounds pretty convincing, but if you ever receive an email with this kind of message DO NOT REPLY with your private information, Its a Phishing Scam, and they just want your info so they can Hack your email account, and maby use it to send out other Phishing scams, or to hack other accounts or personal info you may have associated with your email account!

    Sender: kathybreidigan

  2. Saraceno

    Saraceno Registered Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    So simple, but people will be falling for it. Can imagine the amount of data that will be stolen because of it.

    Reminds me of those phishing scams where people are hit with a message on msn, they click on the link and are directed to a msn messenger login page, and the user is asked to enter their hotmail username and password to continue access.

    Maybe one day people will have to do a short course on using the internet before having access. Kind of like a driver's license.
  3. axle00

    axle00 Registered Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Umm....That doesn't seem convincing to me at all lol.
  4. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    It's not a bad phishing email, except for the (somewhat) bad English and a few other minor issues.

    To me, what gives it away is the sender/reply address, the 'Dear Account User', the bad English and the congestions vs. security reasons.

    But what the email is asking for is not that much, especially if one uses the email service for only casual matters.

    I guess at least 2 % of those receiving the email will fall for it :blink:
    Probably a huge number.

    We just can't expect everyone to notice these details. I guess the internet is just not suitable for anything confidential, except for a few 'experts' who know how to be RELATIVELY safe.
  5. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    I got one similar to that some time ago in Yahoo. It had been there several days. Had one obvious problem. I could log in and read that e-mail several days after my account was supposedly suspended.
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