hotmail scam ??? not sure

Old 06-19-2011, 05:57 AM
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I received this e-mail this morning, the actual e-mail has the windows logo, and looks very real.. has anyone else received this???Thinking scam but dont want to loose my e-mail acct...

Dear Account User,

This message is from our data base center to all free Hotmail account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused accounts to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your account from closing, you will have to update it below so we will know that it's a presently used account. To do this, You have to click on your reply button to reply back to this message and then you fill the information below.

* Username : ..
* Password: .
* Date of Birth:
* Country Or Territory:


Enter the 8 characters you see

Warning!!! Account owner that fails to verify his/her account after 24 hours of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

The Windows Live Hotmail Team
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:01 AM
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That sure reads like a scam to me.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:03 AM
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SCAM!! No question.

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:03 AM
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They should not be asking for your password, so it looks like a scam to me.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:04 AM
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Just go to your regular account and see if it needs to be updated. Never, ever go thru someone's email.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:04 AM
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Anytime you get an email asking for very personal information, assume it is a scam. Do NOT respond. is offline  
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Most likely a scam. I received a similar one for my PayPal account and promptly deleted it. Looks like they're getting desperate!!
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:08 AM
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Definitely a scam.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:08 AM
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Without a doubt SCAM. They wouldn't ask your password. anyone can pull the Windows (or any) logo from a website and use it in their e-mail.

To be on the safe side if I were you I'd logon to your hotmail account and change the password.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:09 AM
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SCAM!!!SCAM!!!SCAM!!! NEVER give password or date of birth however 'official' it looks!!
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