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Windows 7: I have received a mail from "microsoft", it seems a scam.

28 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I have received a mail from "microsoft", it seems a scam.

Hi:
i have received a weird mail, it says from microsoft live team, it seems a scam but no bad links.
what do they want? there is no attatched file too.

screenshot here:

Regards.
Max



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28 Dec 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

99.9% sure it is a scam to get your password and login info or worse- install a bug to steal your bank info and anything else it can find on your PC.
When you click the link you download all kinds of bad stuff.

Delete it.

Mike
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28 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for your time mike
i gonna delete it.

Regards.
Max
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28 Dec 2010   #4

 
 

This email looks like a scam to me too, but in the future, a good way to tell if an email is legitimate is to check the "From" url to see where the email is REALLY coming from. Usually that's a dead giveaway if it's bogus!

Windows Live Mail seems to have discontinued the use of the "From" link (which is really STUPID!!!), but you can still find out who the email is from. Just rest your cursor on the name of the sender and a window will open up showing the sender's address. Also, you can click the "Reply" or "Reply All" links and find out who the sender is that way.
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28 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That is definitely a scam. Microsoft doesn't send unsolicited emails, and they certainly don't use that font.
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28 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you Imperfect1 and Dwarf, i learned how to identify this type of scam.
this is my junk folder, sometimes there are a lot of weird mails.
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