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DODGY E'MAIL ?
« on: January 12, 2012, 05:00:59 PM »

Anyone like to hazard a guess as to whether this is a genuine e'mail or not. It comes complete with all the correct logos.

Dear ***********************
This e-mail has been sent to you by WindowsLive Hotmail to 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****************192/windwoslive52671/login_******************************************************
  
If you have already confirmed your  information then please  disregard this message.
  
Regards,
Hotmail member service



Altered the above to stop people trying it out to see what happens. Sorry Dicky.  :}

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 05:12:06 PM »

Hi, I would think that if you have used Hotmail and can still use your Hotmail email service it is a scam.
regards Roy

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 05:16:07 PM »

If they ask you to follow a link then it is almost certainly a scam. You can presumably verify your Hotmail details are correct independently anyway.

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 05:20:33 PM »

Scam to get your passwords - or other sensitive details.............
Delete it forthwith - dont follow the link...
Carl

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 05:33:20 PM »

Thanks chaps.

Just got this from Hotmail.

Hi ,

The email you received is a hoax.  Windows Live Hotmail will never ask its customers to give out their personal information such as account password.  I suggest that you report this to the Windows Live Hotmail Customer Support (Abuse Team).  You can contact them by sending a support request to abuse@hotmail.com.

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 05:41:28 PM »

i had the same thing with B.T    saying there was a security  problem & i need to fill in password  username  etc it looked very real  to all the bt logo's  untill i got to the bottom of the page & there was  some name  that  i thought this cant be right!   i delete  them all the time now

also whad a call on the land line 'from a indian  man say that my computer was at risk & that i needed to update  my anti virus   with him & giving passwords out!! i said no thanks & ended the call   any way when i turned on the computer later that night  i found that all my anti virus etc was turned off   now theres no way i would have turned that off!!!!  im wondering if the phone call  was to do with this??

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 05:46:55 PM »

I get about one every week from 'Banks' I've never ever been in let alone banked with.
I can't get any more on my banned list so I delete them all manually without opening anything.

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 05:50:55 PM »

Thought I'd mentioned this one last year. Had to send a bulk e-mail to my address book to inform I wasn't in a hotel in Spain and didn't need 1000 to settle a bill. Got to know about it early as SWTSMBO replied verbally across the living room after she'd received an E-mail.

Clue as stated was Hotmail NEVER ask for a password confirmation on a circular. Looked very authentic though.

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 05:53:35 PM »

Scam Scam Scam, delete it and all others asking you to 'verify' your account, weather it be Hotmail, banks, Paypal or anything else. I get similar emails from banks that I've never even had an account with, which obviously sets alarm bells ringing, forward them all to the respective organisations security departments so they can try and track these scumbags down. Also, if any organisation calls on the 'phone and asks 'security questions' politely decline, weather they are genuine or not, especially with mobiles, you never know who may be listening. <*< <*< :police: :police: :-))
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 05:56:34 PM »

Google is generally your friend here. Pick a representative sample of the suspicious wording (no bank name or other variable data) and google it -  you will get an answer quite fast! Real companies very rarely email cold - they have your telephone number.

http://www.millersmiles.co.uk/archives/119 may be of interest.  7 Oct 2009, about half-way down...
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 08:53:59 PM »

Clue in link - "windwoslive ???
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 09:57:12 PM »


Could an admin maybe change the link in the first message ?
I don't want an unknowing person to click the link  O0



Very wise ...   Have now done so to stop this happening.

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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 10:11:01 PM »

could an admin maybe change the link in the first message ?
dont want an unknowing person to click the link  O0
I already changed it. :-))
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 10:15:25 PM »


Thank you DickyD.   :-))



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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 11:45:44 PM »

The scammers are getting so good, they can reproduce logos, letterheads, etc so authentically.
As said, dump them and if your block list is full delete the oldest blocks, so you can add the new ones.
My experience is, scammers seldom scam you again from the same address, they will use the same scam but from a different location, if not multiple ones.
My view is, some internet sellers sell customers email address's, as the only place I have used that address is on line.
My ISP provides me with multiple email address's.
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2012, 12:49:00 AM »

I use Magic Mail Monitor (free download) to check what is on the server before downloading anything.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mmm3/files/
It allows you to delete any suspicious messages straight from the server.
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2012, 03:34:11 AM »

I use Magic Mail Monitor (free download) to check what is on the server before downloading anything.
http://www.geeba.org/magic/
It allows you to delete any suspicious messages straight from the server.

Just had a look at geeba.org,      {:-{   {:-{   {:-{  it's all Russian to me.   O0 O0 O0
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Re: DODGY E'MAIL ?
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2012, 08:41:44 AM »

i used to get a lot of dodgy emails before i changed my ISP . i miss them.  i now no longer have multimillionaire uncles who died in tragic circumstances or items purchased by nigerian buyers, never to be paid for.
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