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Strange email from Microsoft...or so they say

topaz 1,032 494 March 19, 2016 at 07:44 AM
If this is true, why would they do this to me since I have had this Hotmail account since time began (computer-wise)? And why are we no longer able to see a site's ownership info on Win 10? To me that makes the internet much more dangerous.

Microsoft Alert (mircrosoft.alert001@outlook.com) Add to contacts 6:43 AM
mircrosoft.alert001@outlook.com
From: Microsoft Alert (mircrosoft.alert001@outlook.com) Your junk email filter is set to exclusive.
Sent: Sat 3/19/16 6:43 AM


Dear Email User,

This is to inform you that on 19th March, 2016, Microsoft Outlook will discontinue support on your account and security.

If you choose not to update your account on or before 21th March 2016, you will not be able to read and send emails, and you will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improved, conversations, contacts and attachments.

Take a minute to update your account for a faster, safer and full-featured Microsoft


Click Here To Update Your Account Now

Sincerely

Outlook.com Team

Microsoft respects your privacy. Review our online Privacy Statement.

Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way




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Phishing scam..do not click on any of the links
https://www.google.com/search?q=M...8&oe=utf-8
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Phishing scam..do not click on any of the links
https://www.google.com/search?q=M...8&oe=utf-8
Thanks...these things are so tiresome.
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The dead giveaway is the misspelling of "Mircrosoft: in the email user name.
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stoopid serra.
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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s...scams.aspx

Scams can contain the following:
  • Alarmist messages and threats of account closures.
  • Promises of money for little or no effort.
  • Deals that sound too good to be true.
  • Requests to donate to a charitable organization after a disaster that has been in the news.
  • Bad grammar and misspellings.

Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail). If you receive a suspicious email message that asks for personal information, click the check box next to the message in your Outlook inbox. Click the arrow next to Junk and then point to Phishing scam.
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