Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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14.11.11

Another Scam: from Hotmail Account Verification

From: wildfirerick1@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Hotmail Account Verification
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 17:15:34 -0800



Windows Live Hotmail



We are upgrading our database to serve you better. Due to the congestion in our E-mail servers there would be removal of all unused Hotmail Account. You will have to confirm if your E-mail account is still active by filling out your  information below after clicking the reply button:



User name: .................................
Password:...............................
Date of Birth ...................................
Country or Territory.........................


Ensure every detail requested above is provided correctly upon receipt of this notification to enable the upgrade.
Incomplete details and wrong passwords forwarded will result in suspension or closure of your account for security reasons.
Note: YOUR DETAILS WILL NOT BE SHARED.
We'll keep making Windows Live! the best email service around.
Sincerely,
Windows Live Alert Team
Microsoft Corporation

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