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Windows 7: Is Microsoft "accountprotection" Team real or is it a scam?

07 Jun 2017   #1
Mike Lynch

Vista Ultimate 64 and Windows-7 both are 64 Bit
 
 
Is Microsoft "accountprotection" Team real or is it a scam?

Received the following:


Microsoft account
Unusual sign-in activity
We detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to the Microsoft account ml*****@tampabay.rr.com. To help keep you safe, we required an extra security challenge.
Sign-in details:
Country/region: United States
IP address: 0000000000000 I ERASED THE ACTUAL ADDRESS MYSELF
Date: 6/7/2017 11:06 AM (GMT)
If this was you, then you can safely ignore this email.
If you're not sure this was you, a malicious user might have your password. Please review your recent activity and we'll help you take corrective action.
Review recent activity
To opt out or change where you receive security notifications, click here.
Thanks,
The Microsoft account team

To view the "Review recent activity" above, I must sign in giving my sign-in and password?

I am afraid to do this.

What is the Forums opinion PLEASE?

Mike



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07 Jun 2017   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

My take, Fake/Scam. Do not click on any link in that message.

The first give away is your roadrunner account is not a "Microsoft" account.
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07 Jun 2017   #3
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Looks Legit. You just signed in using a different IP#. I get those every time I swap VPN location. Microsoft link in the OP is Verified.

EDIT: Sorry, forgot to say just ignore it
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07 Jun 2017   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Bat 1, a "Roadrunner" e-mail account is NOT a Microsoft Account. Roadrunner, in the user and my case is the e-mail service that our cable company (was Brighthouse and now is Spectrum) provided.
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07 Jun 2017   #5
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Not going to take the time to snip and post results from what I get using the different browsers, Gmail with IE, Live with Chrome, etc. or explaining linked accounts.

If the OP see an email he's not sure is Genuine then He shouldn't have opened it in the first place.
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07 Jun 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep spam/ scam lurking for email credentials.
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07 Jun 2017   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

This is what an actual notice of suspicious account activity from Microsoft looks like. Note the use of the Hotmail/Outlook address, not my home email address (or roadrunner address in the case of the OP)

Is Microsoft "accountprotection" Team real or is it a scam?-sign-.jpg


The OP's "message" from "Microsoft" was bogus. Good forgery though.


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