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Hotmail Windows Live Reset Alert Confirmation 2012 Scam

Here is another scam where the scammer tries to frighten the victim into sending their personal information. The scammer, impersonating Microsoft, warns the victim that a virus has been detected in their hotmail folder and Microsoft needs to upgrade their anti-virus software in order to remove the virus.
Hotmail Windows Live Reset Alert Confirmation 2012 Scam
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Hotmail Windows Live Reset Alert Confirmation 2012 Scam


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Hotmail Windows Live Reset Alert Confirmation 2012 Scam

Here is another scam where the scammer tries to frighten the victim into sending their personal information. The scammer, impersonating Microsoft, warns the victim that a virus has been detected in their hotmail folder and Microsoft needs to upgrade their anti-virus software in order to remove the virus.

Please continue reading below.

But, in order to upgrade, the victim must send his/her full name, username, password, date of birth and country/territory. This e-mail message is a scam. Please ignore this e-mail or report it as phishing in your hotmail account.

Microsoft or other companies will not request your information in order to upgrade their anti-virus software. Then again, they will never request your username and password. Your password should never be shared with anyone, not even technical support representatives.

If you receive any e-mail message requesting your password, that e-mail is a scam.

Here is a copy of the scam e-mail message:

Dear Account Owner,

VIRUS NOTIFICATION

A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2012 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and to your important files. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety

* Full name:.......................................
* Username:.......................................

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

* Date of Birth: ...............................

* Country Or Territory:.....................................

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

Microsoft respects your privacy.to learn more, please read our online privacy statement:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=741

You received this email because you subscribed to Windows Live Alerts.This is a non monitored email account. This email was sent by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052. ?2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved

Please remember Hotmail, Messenger and SkyDrive may be accessed directly from your phone or phone's web browser. For more info, see Get mail on your phone, Get Messenger on your phone, and Get SkyDrive on your phone.

We remain focused on making Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive and your Windows PC the best that they can be. Note that this change has no impact on your ability to access Hotmail, Messenger, and Skydrive.

Thanks for your understanding and patience as we update our services

Sincerely,
The Windows Live Team

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