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Hotmail Account Upgrade (Phish)

Hotmail’s spam filter failed to catch this “notice” of an “account upgrade” and let it slide right into my Inbox.

We are upgrading our database to serve you better. Your Windows Live! Account details are required for the upgrade and to keep your account active.

The information below are needed urgently for the exercise upon receipt of this mail to avoid an immediate deactivation.

Name:……………………………

User Name:……………………………..

Password:……………………………

Date of Birth :……………………………..

Country or Territory: ………………….

Ensure every detail requested above is provided correctly upon receipt of this notification to enable the upgrade.
Incomplete details and wrong passwords forwarded will result in suspension or closure of your account for security reasons.
Note: YOUR DETAILS WILL NOT BE SHARED.

We’ll keep making Windows Live! the best email service around.

Sincerely,
Windows Live Alert Team
Microsoft Corporation

Okay… they made some text a red color..  and some text they made blue.. so it must be true..

Wow.

You know, I am almost at the point where I would not feel sorry for the victim of this scam… Anyone *naive* enough to fall for it – in 2011 – shouldn’t be on the Internet. Right?

But instead I’ll simply say: this is a CLASSIC scammer’s mass-mailed “phishing” email, hoping to snare some people’s passwords.

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May 3, 2011 Posted by | cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Internet scam, spam and junk mail | , , , | 7 Comments