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Microsoft asking to reset password

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by franktee, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. franktee

    franktee Flightless Bird

    Hi all
    Have received two emails purportedly from Microsoft customer support,
    (postmaster at live.com) to reset my windows live ID password via another
    link. This looks suspicious and have NOT done what it asks.
    Appreciate any advice.
    TIA.
    franktee
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    delete the mails

    "franktee" <franktee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:53F603A3-A03C-456C-8746-AFF2234B3BF1@microsoft.com...
    > Hi all
    > Have received two emails purportedly from Microsoft customer support,
    > (postmaster at live.com) to reset my windows live ID password via another
    > link. This looks suspicious and have NOT done what it asks.
    > Appreciate any advice.
    > TIA.
    > franktee
    >
    >
     
  3. JoeSpareBedroom

    JoeSpareBedroom Flightless Bird

    "franktee" <franktee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:53F603A3-A03C-456C-8746-AFF2234B3BF1@microsoft.com...
    > Hi all
    > Have received two emails purportedly from Microsoft customer support,
    > (postmaster at live.com) to reset my windows live ID password via another
    > link. This looks suspicious and have NOT done what it asks.
    > Appreciate any advice.
    > TIA.
    > franktee



    Microsoft NEVER asks for that kind of thing. It's a hoax. If you're curious,
    copy the link and then paste it into notepad to take a look at it. Often,
    you'll find the root of the address belongs to a legitimate company whose
    computers have been hijacked. Don't bother trying to help them. They already
    know about the problem unless you're the first to inform them.
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 10, 9:58 am, franktee <frank...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > Hi all
    > Have received two emails purportedly from Microsoft customer support,
    > (postmaster at live.com) to reset my windows live ID password via another
    > link. This looks suspicious and have NOT done what it asks.
    > Appreciate any advice.
    > TIA.
    > franktee


    Sounds like this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing

    Depending on what you are using for an email client you can decide
    when you see such things to never have them appear in you inbox again.
     

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