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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2011 9:31 a.m. PST

I just got an email from … someone that told me

"This Email is from MSN Customer Care™ and we are sending it to all MSN Accounts Owner for safety. We are having congestion due to the anonymous registration of MSN accounts so we are shutting down some MSN accounts and your account is among those to be deactivated. We are sending this email to you for you to verify and let us know if this account is still valid? If it is, The following information is needed to verify your account below.
Click on the reply button and fill in your information:

It then goes on to ask for my name, user name, password, date of birth, etc.
I guess I had better answer? What could possibly go wrong?

Martin03 Nov 2011 9:38 a.m. PST

Only one way to find out.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2011 9:43 a.m. PST

from some MS office in Russia no doubt.

richarDISNEY Inactive Member03 Nov 2011 9:44 a.m. PST

Then, I hear, that Bill Gates HIMSELF will give you $5 for every e-mail you send.

kyoteblue Inactive Member03 Nov 2011 9:55 a.m. PST

I bet this is from Bongolesia….

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Nov 2011 11:53 a.m. PST

What could possibly go wrong?

Just make sure you give your redit card number too.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member03 Nov 2011 7:37 p.m. PST

I never get the good emails…

goragrad03 Nov 2011 7:56 p.m. PST

Really John, as a MSN user you know that Microsoft already has all of that information (as well as how often you are online, sites you visit, whether you surf the net in your PJs, etc.). More likely it is DHS trying to finger you for your online pecadillos (did you know playing FOW has been added to the list of warning signs?).

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2011 7:34 a.m. PST

you shouldn't let anyone finger your online pecadillos

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2011 9:39 a.m. PST

No one fingers my online pecadillos but me!

T5Gamer Inactive Member02 Feb 2014 6:27 p.m. PST

I use Gmail and I got this message. Deleted by Moderator

Covert Walrus Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2016 5:03 p.m. PST

well, the real Microsoft have added an Outlook entranceway into Hotmail, so technically it's shut down my easy access. . . .

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