Monday, August 22, 2011

EMAIL: UPGRADE(2011)–A Big Fake!

I happened to see this email in someone else’s email inbox and interestingly it was actually in the inbox, not the junk mail.  The dire threat at the bottom of the email, I think, is the best part – account owners that refuse to update his or her account after 48 hours of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently – its been longer than 48 hours by the way and the email account is still functioning.  Do not respond to this email!  This email is fake and is simply trying to get your account information.  This type of email is often called a Phishing scam – which simply means that someone is trying to obtain sensitive information (credit cards, passwords, social security numbers, ect.).

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Welcome to Windows Hotmail™
Dear Valued User,
Account Verifications:
Due to the congestion,HOTMAIL ,would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Log in Info below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 48 hours for security reasons.
User Name:...................... .............................. .......
Password:.................... .............................. ............

Date of Birth:..................... .............................. ....


Alternative Email :............................. .....................

Password:..................... .............................. ...........


Country Territory:.................... .............................. .

Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Warning!!!
Account owners that refuse to update his or her account after 48 hours of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

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