Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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.

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:


Attached Thumbnails
I have received a mail from "microsoft", it seems a scam.-scam-mail.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #2
Hopalong X

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

thanks for your time mike
i gonna delete it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD Normal PC usage, error "clock interval not received"
Lately I have been having these BSOD "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval." This is when using the PC in a normal way (like browsing, checking email), nothing intensive After the restart, everything works fine, and I receive no more...
BSOD Help and Support
SCAM? Phone call from "Microsoft Windows Repair Support, Albany"
While experiencing issues with BSOD and inability to repair Windows, the Repair Tool pop-up when it discovers it can't fix the issue asks if I want to report this to Microsoft. I chose SEND, and continued banging my head against the desk. Couple of days into this foray and I get a call saying...
Chillout Room
Postal Service "Package Waiting" Scam.... Trojan Dropper Virus.
My Dad told me that he click on an e mail that was supposedly from the USPS and indicated that he had a package waiting for him that was delayed due to an address confirmation issue. The e mail indicated that he download a address label bring it to the USPS for confirmation. Well luckily my Dad...
System Security
"BUSINESS PROPOSAL!!‏", how fake is this scam?
Hey guys, I've got another spam email that says that somebody died and that I can take their "$24,500,000" amount of money... This just seems so spammy... I mean, the spelling isn't great as usual, is it? Could somebody tell me about it and whether I should delete or report it or something?...
Browsers & Mail
Random BSOD "Clock interrupt not received on a secondary processor"
Hey guys! About a month ago I began receiving this bsod. "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor" Bugcheck code: 0x101 (0x19, 0x0, 0xFFFFF88003364180, 0x2) My System Specs: Laptop. Clevo p170hm Mobo: Clevo p170hm CPU: Intel Core i7-2820QM Processor (8M Cache, @2.30 GHz)...
BSOD Help and Support
My first received scam e-mail
I know it's rare in this day and age, but until now I have never received one of these e-mails. Now I have: Greetings, I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your Bank Check of ($2,000,000.00 USD) I did not hear from you since then,so i deposited the Check with FedEx...
Chillout Room

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App