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Is this for real?

Posted on 12/12/2011 12:49:04 PM PST by oldfart

Just recieved this. I'm a little suspicious but maybe it's legitimate. Anybody know anything about it?

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Dear MSN and Hotmail Subscriber, =====================

Virus Notification

A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2011 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and to your important files. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.

Full Name: ................................... User name: ............................... Password: .................................. Reconfirm Password: .................. Date Of Birth...............................

Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety.

All MSN and Hotmail User Should Reply Now !!! Failure to do this will immediately render your Web-email address deactivated from our database. Thank you for your co-operation.

Warning Code :ID67565434 MSN and Hotmail Account Support. Copyright ©2011


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1 posted on 12/12/2011 12:49:16 PM PST by oldfart
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To: oldfart

Yes it’s real. Real spam/virus.


2 posted on 12/12/2011 12:50:41 PM PST by BipolarBob (Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world and she walks into mine.)
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To: oldfart

I replied to them but all I did was ask for more verification. It showed up as a “junk” e-mail.


3 posted on 12/12/2011 12:51:08 PM PST by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: oldfart

Looks like you’ve been infected with malware.


4 posted on 12/12/2011 12:51:10 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: BipolarBob

Agreed. do NOT reply to this.


5 posted on 12/12/2011 12:51:37 PM PST by Celerity
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To: oldfart

It has scam written all over it.


6 posted on 12/12/2011 12:51:50 PM PST by Dennis M.
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To: oldfart

Its a bogus email, delete it.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 12:52:00 PM PST by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: oldfart

I’m suspicious. If it were legit, I’d expect them to give you a link to logon, not ask you for password and birthdate info that they already have.

Why not search around the web?

Besides, if its Hotmail, if they kick you off, they’ll provide a way for you to secure your system and log back on in good graces. So, you don’t have to do anything until you have more info.


8 posted on 12/12/2011 12:52:00 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: oldfart

Phishing.

No legit provider of any online service will EVER request you to confirm personal info via returning an email. FWD the message to the appropriate people at the provider’s fraud department.


9 posted on 12/12/2011 12:52:24 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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If they don’t know your name, and they want your email name and password, I would totally ignore and delete. That’s not even a very clever phish.


10 posted on 12/12/2011 12:53:25 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: oldfart

A high school computer enthusiast could have done a better job of a scam. Delete it, forget it.


11 posted on 12/12/2011 12:54:06 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: oldfart

DO NOT REPLY!


12 posted on 12/12/2011 12:54:17 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: oldfart

It sure is. And, if you FReepmail me your bank account information, I can fetch you millions from my Nigerian bank account.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 12:55:08 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: Westbrook

Agree with reply #2 above.

Either it’s SPAM, or the message is coming from already installed malware.

Hope it’s just spam.


14 posted on 12/12/2011 12:55:46 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: oldfart

WHY would you reply to it? Your mail contacts have been compromised. I would do several virus scans from several different vendors. You may have to wipe your hard drive and start over so save anything you need to a different external hard drive. Just in case.


15 posted on 12/12/2011 12:55:46 PM PST by BipolarBob (Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world and she walks into mine.)
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To: oldfart

Any unsolicited email with the words “reconfirm your password” should be verified by speaking to an individual you know (or can verify) in person, or (with appropriate safeguards) at least by phone.

If what you received is not a scam, I’d be amazed.


16 posted on 12/12/2011 12:56:53 PM PST by Stosh
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To: oldfart

Seriously?

This is a very obvious fraud attempt. A not very good one, either.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 12:57:59 PM PST by Not A Snowbird (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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It's a Phish scam.

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/dgtfx-virus-phishing-scam.shtml

18 posted on 12/12/2011 12:57:59 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: oldfart
dgtfx-virus-phishing-scam
19 posted on 12/12/2011 12:58:33 PM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: oldfart

DONT login !


20 posted on 12/12/2011 12:59:29 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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