If an email asks you for personal information – be ware!

Today I opened my Hotmail account and read an extremely high quality (but highly fraudulent) email allegedly from the Windows Live Hotmail team. Even I paused for a second, because they said if I don’t reply within 48 hours they would shut down my account. But no legitimate business would ask me for my password or DOB etc., so of course it is fake. I hate to think what these guys do to the people who do reply with full disclosure.

Be careful out there folks!

This email is from Windows Live Hotmail® and we are sending to all our account user for safety. Due to the anonymous registration of our account which is bringing congestion to our service, so we are shutting down some accounts and your account is among them. The purpose of this email is for you to verify that you are the owner of this account and you are still using it by filling the information below after clicking on the reply button:

Full Name: 
User Name: 
Date Of Birth:     
Country Or Territory: 

After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be shut down and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Account owners that refuse to update his/her account after 48 hours of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
The Windows Live Hotmail Team
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