Hotmail Account Alert Phishing Scam #windowslive

By | July 1st, 2012|Categories: Scams|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

HOTMAIL ALERT I can't believe this old fake phishing scam to steal your hotmail account is still being sent - its a variation of a spam email from years ago - but this has better English apart from a few spelling mistakes -  and is possibly going to catch more people out. We've seen these types of phishing scams on Twitter and Facebook a lot lately but none on Hotmail for a while. As far as I know. What is phishing. Phishing is attempting to acquire information (and sometimes, indirectly, money) such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing The email seemingly from Windows Live ( Anti-spam team) states.. We are sending this e-mail to inform you that your e-mail account has excedeed it's sending and receving limit in the last 7 days. Due to this, we [...]