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bogus emails form Microsoft (or so they say)

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#1 msream841


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:41 PM

I recieved this email yesterday.   I searched the phone number and it seems it is another scam.  Usually I get a call from someone with an accent telling something is wrong with  my computer and they want me to let them get on it.  How stupid do they think people are....

here it is.



Dear Users,
Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Windows Computer. We have found suspicious login at tempt on your windows computer through an unknown source.
When our security officers investigated, it was found out that someone from foreign I.P  Address was trying to make a prohibited connection on your network which can corrupt your windows license key.Please review the details of the sign-in attempt. Last log in  attempt on your I.P address: March 6th,2018 05:25 A.M GMT
Location: Capetown,South Africa
I.P Address :
If you don't recognize this sign-in attempt, Someone else might be trying to access your Network.
Please contact Microsoft Security Center and report to us immediately Call Toll Free: 1-888-762-7186 or substitute you can also
visit the Website: https://www.microsoft.com/
and fill out the consumer complaint form.Once you call,please provide your Reference no: TQ83729 in order for technicians to assist you better. Our Microsoft certified technician will provide you the best resolution. You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Windows Device Once again thank You for being a valued
customer !
Thank you,
Garry Gristwood
Customer Advocate

Edited by hamluis, 08 March 2018 - 05:02 PM.
Moved from Intros to Gen Security - Hamluis.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:44 PM

Either forget about it or call the number and cuss them out, I enjoy the latter!

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#3 msream841

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:00 PM

I have cursed them out when I get one of their stupid calls.  most of the time I don't pickup calls that have numbers I am not familier with.

My daughter like to lead them on and really gets them mad LOL

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 07:23 AM

While there are legitimate emails from Microsoft, email phishing scams using the Microsoft name are very common so you have to be very careful. A legitimate email address domain from Microsoft is @accountprotection.microsoft.com.What is the recent activity page?
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