Hotmail Scam?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by JerryM, Mar 2, 2011.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I received an email from "Windows Live Hotmail" that stated that due to congestion Windows Hotmail is going to close unused accounts. In order to verify my account I am to provide info that includes name, password, alternative email accounts, etc.

    This is obviously a scam to obtain email information, and I am not going to respond. Anyone else get such a message?

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  2. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I haven't checked my hotmail account since yesterday, but sometime ago I reported the same sort of message a relative got regarding Gmail. The exact same crap saying Google was going to close unused accounts.

    It's phishing and nothing else! :)
     
  3. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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  4. vincenzo

    vincenzo Registered Member

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    I received that same hotmail message 2 weeks ago. I ignored it.
     
  5. SweX

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    You should report it to Microsoft via the in-built function in Hotmail.
     
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