Skip to comments.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?
Dear MSN and Hotmail Subscriber, =====================
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
Yes it’s real. Real spam/virus.
I replied to them but all I did was ask for more verification. It showed up as a “junk” e-mail.
Looks like you’ve been infected with malware.
Agreed. do NOT reply to this.
It has scam written all over it.
Its a bogus email, delete it.
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.
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.
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.
A high school computer enthusiast could have done a better job of a scam. Delete it, forget it.
DO NOT REPLY!
It sure is. And, if you FReepmail me your bank account information, I can fetch you millions from my Nigerian bank account.
Agree with reply #2 above.
Either it’s SPAM, or the message is coming from already installed malware.
Hope it’s just spam.
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.
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.
This is a very obvious fraud attempt. A not very good one, either.
DONT login !
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