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Windows 7: Email Scam?


17 Nov 2009   #1
Billy

 
Email Scam?

Scam right?

Subject: Email List -- Requires Confirmation
From: "Microsoft Office for Windows 7" <jeremy@bluehornet.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:00:29 -0800
To: <pitt***@imail.losrios.edu>
Priority: Normal
Message Header | Printable Version
[Plain Text]
Dear ,
Click the link below to automatically confirm your subscription to the Microsoft Office for Windows 7 Email List:
Confirm Your Subscription You have 30 days to submit your confirmation. If you do not want to join, simply do not respond. To find out the exact date and location your email address was entered, follow the link below:
How was I added? If you think your email address may have been used without your consent, follow the link below: Report Abuse Thank You, Microsoft Office for Windows 7


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17 Nov 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Yes, both links want you to "confirm" your account is active.
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17 Nov 2009   #3
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Sure looks like it to me. Probably give you a virus.
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17 Nov 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

BlueHornet seems to be a legitimate e-marketing organisation - and their website also shows the DigitalRiver logo - It may be legit but I would personally still not click on anything I was not expecting

The Right Email Marketing Strategy for Each Client

This may be useful

Quote:
Unsolicited Email
A "zero tolerance" position on spam is the cornerstone of BlueHornet's business success. If you think you've received unsolicited email from a BlueHornet client, please let us know right away by contacting abuse@bluehornet.com. Please attach the email you received so that we can quickly rectify the situation.
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17 Nov 2009   #5
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

can't see why MS would use a marketing firm to do their business like this will research it more if you like.
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17 Nov 2009   #6
Billy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
can't see why MS would use a marketing firm to do their business like this will research it more if you like.
It's ok, no need for extra research, the digital river company has done fraudulent charges on people, googled it, so I just won't click anything.

edit: just checked on my windows 7 student download email it came from <studentwindows.us@digitalriver.com> so this might not be a scam... Any more opinions?
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17 Nov 2009   #7
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MS is not a client of bluehornet at least I would think they would have them on the client list.

seems a little odd for a personal email address for marketing also.
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17 Nov 2009   #8
Billy

 

My original student windows 7 discount email came from (Microsoft@newsletters.microsoft.com) with a link to digital river That is where I bought and downloaded windows 7, maybe this isn't a scam?
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17 Nov 2009   #9
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just emailed jeremy to see what happens
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17 Nov 2009   #10
Billy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
I just emailed jeremy to see what happens
Lol thanks
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