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Suspicious Email Regarding Windows Live


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#1 PCIlliterateGal

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:26 PM

I received an email titled "Reset your Windows Live password" from "Microsoft Customer Support" <postmaster@live.com> that said:

We received your request to reset your Windows Live password. To
confirm your request and reset your password, follow the instructions below.
Confirming your request helps prevent unauthorized access to your
account.


Puzzles me because I haven't even used MSN/Hotmail in months. I didn't request that my password be reset.

It also says:

If you didn't request that your password be reset, please follow the
instructions below to cancel your request.


Since I don't know who submitted the request or sent the email, I'm kinda afraid to click on the links provided.

What should I do?

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:36 PM

Delete the email. Pretty clever phishing.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:37 PM

Microsoft Customer Support will never email you to reset any passwords.

As buddy214 said delete the email. Do not click on any of the links!
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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:31 PM

Okay, I will. Thanks!

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:06 PM

I just received the same email again. I didn't open it.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 05:20 AM

Whenever you open a spam email it is likely that the spammer is notified that "hey, I have a live one" and your email address will get put on their "A" list. That is one of the reasons NOT to open ANY email unless you know for sure who sent it.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 08:21 AM

I have discovered that receiving these phishing e-mails are directly related to getting an error message which tells me "my system has recovered from a serious error. Do you want to send error reports to Microsoft?"

I do send the error reports, then I start getting the blasted e-mails.

Anyone else notice this?




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