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Old 01-15-2004, 01:19 AM   #1
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is this spam or legit?

i think i got a spam email looking like a microsoft hotmail email, it just looks fishy to me.

the title of the email is "hotmail stuff" and it came to my junk mail folder, not my in box.

here's what the letter said:

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Dear MSN User


During one of our regular automated verification procedures we've encountered a problem caused by the fact that we could not verify the data that you provided to us. Please, give us the following information so that we could fully verify your identity. Otherwise your access to MSN services will be closed. To verify your information please follow this link:

https://www.msn.com/mail/hotmail/verify.php

Thanks for using MSN.

Sincerely,
MSN Team.
i've never known hotmail to request account verification?
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Old 01-15-2004, 01:35 AM   #2
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Dont click on that link and DONT give them any information.


It's spam. They will never ask you for that information in an email.
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Old 01-15-2004, 01:40 AM   #3
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i didn't click it...i did try to go to the site tho by copying and pasting it, but i'd closed out of hotmail already...nothing happened so i closed it before it went any further
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These kinds of emails have been going around on ebay and paypal, I know for sure its a scam to get your information.
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Old 01-15-2004, 01:59 AM   #5
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yeah...i got suspicious about it cuz it went to my junkmail. i emailed hotmail about it earlier today, but i haven't heard back from them yet.
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Old 01-15-2004, 02:56 AM   #6
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Re: is this spam or legit?

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Please, give us the following information so that we could fully verify your identity.
Too many mistakes to be legit.

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Old 01-15-2004, 03:18 AM   #7
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I just had a spamburger.

coincidence? I think not
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Old 01-15-2004, 03:05 PM   #8
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When I read this thread title, I wanna break out some Hammer pants.

2 legit! 2 legit 2 quit!!

Oh, I know I'm not the only one!!!!
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Old 01-15-2004, 05:02 PM   #10
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karaoke!!!
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Old 01-15-2004, 05:57 PM   #11
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This is the game they play:

http://www.interference.com/

Click on it, and see where it goes. I promise that it isn't offensive or indecent.

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actually, it offends me greatly
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:13 PM   #13
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in the regular periodic emails that hotmail sends you it says right in them that they will never ask you for personal info through email.
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:27 PM   #14
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karaoke!!!
lol meggie!
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When I read this thread title, I wanna break out some Hammer pants.

2 legit! 2 legit 2 quit!!

Oh, I know I'm not the only one!!!!
well, you know what that means...
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