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soozyqt Avatar
2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Every 4 weeks for the last 3 months I get email saying before I can log into my MSN/outlook emails I have to verify account with a callback or 2nd email with code. It seems genuine but I'm beginning to have doubts. How can I confirm these are for real and not a scam? Thanks
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Send to msn and ask?
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#2
If they're asking for a phone call, I doubt it's genuine. Make sure you don't do anything unless you're absolutely sure.
#3
soozyqt
Every 4 weeks for the last 3 months I get email saying before I can log into my MSN/outlook emails I have to verify account with a callback or 2nd email with code. It seems genuine but I'm beginning to have doubts. How can I confirm these are for real and not a scam? Thanks

Several options to determine authenticity of the email:

- Hover over url links within the email and observe the url that is revealed - BUT DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS
- Inspect the email headers to determine the origin of the email
- If the emails you are receiving refers are sent to the account which requires verification, then you have a cyclical dependency because you are asked to verify, yet you are advised that you cannot access your account (in order to have been able to view the warning email).
#4
I had a similar problem, but when logging in to my account. I got a message along the lines of: 'Call us overprotective, but we need to make sure you can access your account should you have any problems.'
It wanted to text me a code to input, so I was very sceptical, but spoke with a Microsoft online chat advisor and was confirmed that it was legit and just a security method they've introduced.
Not sure if that helps you in any way as I didn't get it in an email, but it seemed to work ok? ;)
#5
It is deffo legit. Happens to me a fair bit.

But with anything, just make sure the email is from a legit source because no doubt the scammers will already be onto this new Microsoft security check and will be mimicking it somewhere along the line.

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