Hotmail Security Question: I beleive False Email Rec'd From Hotmail RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • I received this email and it looks very fake to me.  If it is I want to report it. 

    Dear Account Owner
    This is email from Windows Live Hotmail® and we are sending to all account user for  safety. Due to the anonymous registration of our account which is causing congestion to our service, so we are shutting down some account and your account was among those to be deleted,so the purpose of this email is for you to verify that you are the owner of this account and you are still using it by filling the information below after clicking on the reply button:

    User Name:
    Date Of Birth:
    Country Or Territory:

    After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.

    Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after 48 hours of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
    The Windows Live Hotmail Team
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 1:59 PM

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  • Yes it is 100% fake and un-real. Hotmail NEVER ask user to provide their password . In case that something is wrong they only help to reset password and NOT reveal real password . DO NOT reply to this email. I guess you Spam filter is off, because it should be put in Spam, check your setting in Hotmail and make it on.
    In hotmail to report a phishing e-mail message using select this email and click, click Junk you also might have option to report as phishing.
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 3:06 PM
  • The Hotmail Team will never ask for any Usernames or Passwords of any of its consumers.

    Let me share this link with you : Scams that use Microsoft's name or product names 

    If the email contains some sort of lottery you can report it here : http://www.microsoft.com/protect/lottery/default.aspx
    If you are receiving spam forward the original message which also contains the email address of the sender to : Report Spam
    For more information on reporting SPAM you can go here : http://www.ftc.gov/spam/
    To report Internet crime, contact IC3 or your local FBI field office
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    Thursday, February 18, 2010 3:21 PM

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    Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:15 PM
  • Thanks for the clarification. I also received this and will report it.
    Monday, May 10, 2010 2:54 PM