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DickyD

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DODGY E'MAIL
« on: July 18, 2010, 07:35:15 PM »

E'mail received today. complete with Windows Live logo.


Urgent notification: Hotmail alert [ ***************@hotmail.co.uk ]‏
From:    WindowsLive Team (verif-modeif521@windows-llive.com)
Sent:    18 July 2010 16:09:54
To:    **************@hotmail.co.uk

Dear **************@hotmail.co.uk,

This e-mail has been sent to you by Hotmail inform you that we were unable to verify your account details. This might be due to either of the following reasons:

1. A recent change in your personal information. (eg:  address, phone)
2. Submitting incorrect information during register process.
                               
Due to this, to ensure that your email service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below

https://login.hotmail.com/config/login_verify2?puser=**************@hotmail.co.uk
 
If you have already confirmed your  information then please  disregard this message.
 
Regards,
Hotmail member services

Thanks for your cooperation.

E'mail address changed to protect the innocent

Hoax do you think. ???
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 07:44:52 PM »

Almost cetainly this is spam!  <:(
Do NOT open links and transfer to junk file and delete ASAP   :-X :-X
Delete immediately any similar!!  :police:
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 08:17:12 PM »

Do you have an Hotmail account? If so forward to them, if not delete as Watchleader says. If you do have an Hotmail account, switch to Googlemail - they filter out this rubbish :-))

Barrie
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010, 09:09:35 PM »

Or Yahoo- I got rid of Hotmail for just this reason.

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2010, 03:41:30 AM »

It might be someone trying to use your email account for nefarious purposes.
Hotmail is the most attacked email service out there, but yahoo and others get it to a lesser extent.
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 07:18:16 AM »

I sometimes get similar emails claiming to be from a bank, telco, utility company etc. Report it and delete it.

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 07:59:51 AM »

Deleting my dodgy emails?

I don't know...Can't a man make a dishonest living around here...?
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010, 10:44:27 AM »

The body text is identical to several other emails claiming to come from various banks or other financial institutions. Copy the email address to your 'blocked' list (if you have one) then delete it and all similar that arrive.

Cheers,

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2010, 11:05:27 AM »

The body text is identical to several other emails claiming to come from various banks or other financial institutions. Copy the email address to your 'blocked' list (if you have one) then delete it and all similar that arrive.

Note that the 'From:' field in emails is not checked during the transmission process in any way - you can put anything you like in it. You would normally put your email address in it, but dodgy (TM!) people will usually put a random address in there which will be different for each tranche of spam they send off.

So it is of limited value to put that address in a 'block list', and even less useful to report the address the the authorities....
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2010, 05:30:33 PM »

Similar c**p sorry, spam emails coming from "HSBC" as well.
Delete them immediately.  :-))
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2010, 06:59:20 PM »

I got one from HSBC - interesting, since I left 'em two years ago - and opened it. (It's ok, I'm an IT technician and I wore rubber gloves.) There's a short survey in there, then a few boxes to put your account details and PIN in.  :o

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