A strange mail recd. from 'hotmail,

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  1. shyamchat profile image73
    shyamchatposted 8 years ago

    This is a mail to my my fellow-hubbers to notify them that someone may be sending the following letter to obtain data about hotmail users so that s/he can use the account for illegal activities . The e-mail is apparently from :'Window Live Team (bibhubinaya@hotmail.com) ' and probably a  spam ?

    Here is a quote :

    'Dear Account User,
       
    This Email is from Hotmail Customer Care and we are sending it to every Hotmail Email User Accounts Owner for safety. we are having congestion due to the anonymous registration of Hotmail accounts so we are shutting down some Hotmail accounts and your account was among those to be deleted. We are sending this email to you so that you can verify and let us know if you still want to use this account. If you are still interested please confirm your account by filling the space below.Your User name, password, date of birth and your country information would be needed to verify your account.

    * Username:.................................
    * Password:..................................
    * 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.

    Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.


    Windows live new logo.png

    Sincerely,
    The Windows Live Team'

    I shall be thankful to receive opinion of my fellow hubbers.

    Best wishes.

    1. Rafini profile image86
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      strange.... I checked my email and don't have one.

  2. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    I just checked my Hotmail account and I have not received this. I would contct the windows live team about it if I were you.

    1. shyamchat profile image73
      shyamchatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are among some of my fellow-hubbers wondered why I am not contacting MSN team.

      The reply  is simple : I cannot explain why , but, cannot access MSN either through Mozilla or IE browser !

      Have you come across such a situation ?

  3. SimeyC profile image95
    SimeyCposted 8 years ago

    Most, if not all companies will never ask for a password in an email. I would report this to Microsoft as Phishing.....

  4. MyWebs profile image83
    MyWebsposted 8 years ago

    For one thing starting multiple forum threads about the same topic is against the forum rules here.

    Phishing SCAM.

  5. Jayne Lancer profile image94
    Jayne Lancerposted 8 years ago

    I've checked, and I don't have this mail. Besides, no reputable business would ever ask for a password. I'd report it if I were you.

    1. shyamchat profile image73
      shyamchatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Some of my fellow-hubbers wondered why I am not contacting MSN

      team.The answer is simple : I cannot explain why , but, cannot access MSN either through Mozilla or IE browser !

  6. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

    DON'T CLICK ON IT or enter anything...I received the exact same 'message from Hotmail' and fell for it.  PHISHING SCAM all the way.  Within a day I could no longer access my email at all, lost my contact list and many, many letters.
    PLEASE-I promise it's a scam.  This happened to me only about a month ago.
    MyWebs is right!

    1. shyamchat profile image73
      shyamchatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the reply..... this was my apprehension too.

      Some of fellow-hubbers wondered why I am not contacting MSN

      team.The answer is simple : I cannot explain why , but, cannot access MSN either through Mozilla or IE browser !

 
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