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Is this a scam?

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maggiewinchester Report 17 Jul 2008 19:17

Thanks for your replies - duly reported as 'Phishing'!!


Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 17 Jul 2008 19:05

Send it straight into your junk folder then report it using the 'Phishing Scam' tab at the top
Then delete


Bobtanian Report 17 Jul 2008 19:02

its definately a scam, in my opinion.........yep why SHOULD they want your password?

just bin it!! Maggie........



maggiewinchester Report 17 Jul 2008 18:58

Anyone had this in their 'Hotmail' account?

It's from:
But reply to:

Hotmail! Warning! Verify Your Account Now To Avoid It Closed

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 congestions 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 you this email to 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.

Due to the congestion in all Hotmail users and removal of all unused Hotmail Accounts, Hotmail would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.

* 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.

Personally I don't feel like replying - why would they want me to verify my e-mail addres & password when they already know it?
Also the headings a bit dodgy - avoid it closed??!!
Not forgetting 'We apologize for any inconveniences.'!