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    Is this email genuine.....????

    Hi i have just received this email and i am a bit worried...

    Dear [my email address]

    This e-mail has been sent to you by Hotmail to inform you that your account will be deactivated within the next 24 hours due to several unsuccessful login attemps on your account.

    To prevent this to happen please login securely to our activation link below:

    login.hotmail.com/con…fy2?puser=[my email address]

    If you have already confirmed your information then please disregard this message.

    Regards,
    Hotmail member services.



    --------------------------------
    © 2011 Windows Live inc.



    What shall I do? Is it a scam?

    17 Comments

    try logging in to your hotmail account - but DON'T use the link in the email.

    Original Poster

    I can log in as normal
    Edited by: "tommy_1" 19th May 2011

    If they can't spell 'attempts' correctly, then you really should be doubting it.

    Delete it - I'm sure if you hover your cursor over the original link in the email you received, it will show its going to a completely different website.

    Ask yourself: "If my account had suffered from several attempts to hack in to it, why would Hotmail wait 24 hours before locking the account?"

    2 'weapons' favoured by scammers - scare tactics (someone is trying to hack into your account! You must click on this link or else!) & pressure (you must reply within xxx hours/days).

    If you are that unsure, then go to hotmail.co.uk (do NOT use the link given in the email!!!!), log in to your account, & change the password.

    BTW, if you hover your mouse over the link provided in the email you can quite often see the real URL in the bottom left corner of the screen.

    Banned

    its so obviously a scam!

    Banned

    do you really need to ask that question? geee whizzz...

    Simple answer - delete it.

    CoffeeMaker

    do you really need to ask that question? geee whizzz...



    This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    PEBKAC

    OMG I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM A NIGERIAN SAYING I WON THE LOTTERY!!!

    ALL THEY NEED IS MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS!!! SHOULD I GIVE THEM??

    Original Poster

    cis-groupie you are right, the real url is w3midia.com/cam…htm

    I got the same one!! I ignored it on the basis of this:

    To prevent this to happen please login securely to our activation link … To prevent this to happen please login securely to our activation link below:



    Nice grammar hax0rs.
    Edited by: "maximoshark" 19th May 2011

    Ruscoe21

    OMG I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM A NIGERIAN SAYING I WON THE LOTTERY!!! ALL … OMG I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM A NIGERIAN SAYING I WON THE LOTTERY!!! ALL THEY NEED IS MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS!!! SHOULD I GIVE THEM??




    I got one stating that my email address has wrongly been given out to an authorised third party and that I was in line for a compensation payment of $2.5 million. To receive my ATM card so I can withdraw the money I need to send a payment of $350 to Mr Pastor ' I'm a blooming Con Artist' Cachaba.

    Got to love their attempts. Of course I replied to the email from an anonymous email account with a fair few expletives and wishes of sadness on them and their friends, plus I gave not so favourite MP's details as correspondence

    tommy_1

    cis-groupie you are right, the real url is … cis-groupie you are right, the real url is [http://www.w3midia.com/camyloja/images/b8/hotmailwxxxxxxlive-psvrx/windowslivelogsrv92/index.htm]]



    Arrrgrh.. I just clicked that link !!!




    (I didn't really)

    Edited by: "BurntEffigy" 19th May 2011

    simplyjimbo

    I got one stating that my email address has wrongly been given out to an … I got one stating that my email address has wrongly been given out to an authorised third party and that I was in line for a compensation payment of $2.5 million. To receive my ATM card so I can withdraw the money I need to send a payment of $350 to Mr Pastor ' I'm a blooming Con Artist' Cachaba.Got to love their attempts. Of course I replied to the email from an anonymous email account with a fair few expletives and wishes of sadness on them and their friends, plus I gave not so favourite MP's details as correspondence



    Only $2.5 million i would of pushed for more! Giving your email away to a third party, that is disaterous, i dont know how you got through it all.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mJbnJ8GEFSk/S1MnQYODj2I/AAAAAAAAADA/qDveNjQYOLQ/s400/free_candy_van.jpg

    Ruscoe21

    Only $2.5 million i would of pushed for more! Giving your email away to a … Only $2.5 million i would of pushed for more! Giving your email away to a third party, that is disaterous, i dont know how you got through it all.



    I am in pieces about it as I am not sure if my identity will be safe now, I am dreading all those viagra and **** extension emails coming through now
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