I received the email quoted below early this morning.
The following is the email notification you may see in your Hotmail account line:
(All items noted in Red are anomalies.)
//MOD Comment: This email was even noted as possible SPAM by the Hotmail!!!//
"Msn Access Center" "MSN customer data verification" Feb 8 141KB
From : Msn Access Center <email@example.com>
Sent : Wednesday, February 9, 2005 3:12 AM
To : MSN Customer <********@msn.com>
Subject : MSN customer data verification.
Received: from adsl-68-251-121-227.dsl.sbndin.ameritech.net ([126.96.36.199]) by mc4-f2.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.211); Tue, 8 Feb 2005 08:16:59 -0800
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Wed, 09 Feb 2005 00:12:20 -0800
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1158
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X-OriginalArrivalTime: 08 Feb 2005 16:16:59.0774 (UTC) FILETIME=[9DF0A9E0:01C50DF9]
Dear MSN Customer,
During one of our regular automatical verification procedures we've encountered a technical problem
caused by the fact that we could not verify the information that you provided during registration.
We urgently ask you to submit your information so that we could fully verify your identity, otherwise an
access to MSN services for your account will be deactivated until you pass verification process.
To submit you information please use our secure online application - update information.
Thank you for using our services, MSN Payment Processing Department.
Reproduction any of the above information is strictly prohibited.
Copyright 2005 Microsoft Network. All rights reserved.
Some of the notable problems:
The use of "Msn" instead of MSN.
MSN does not use Norton anti-virus scanning.
Note poor grammar.
"update information" was the hot link to the spoofed site of the "MSN Payment Processing Department"
DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK if you receive this message.
The problem has been reported to MSN Hotmail.