Email stating its from Microsoft asking for credit card info

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by =?Utf-8?B?YW5nZWxnb2RkZXNzNzk=?=, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. I just received an email in my hotmail account stating that Microsoft
    couldn't charge my credit card for our services and to click on a link and
    enter my credit card info. Now I didn't do it since I don't have anything
    that requires a credit card with Microsoft. All we have is Hotmail and that
    is free. So is there a scam going around about this or am I the first one to
    get it? If you could get back to me please. Thank You.
     
    =?Utf-8?B?YW5nZWxnb2RkZXNzNzk=?=, Jul 31, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?YW5nZWxnb2RkZXNzNzk=?=

    Malke Guest

    Oh please. Is it a scam? Of course. Are you the first one? hahahahahah.
    No.

    Educate yourself:

    http://www.antiphishing.org/
    http://fraud.org/welcome.htm
    http://www.quatloos.com/

    Also, most of the major ISP's have information on their websites about
    scams and spam.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Jul 31, 2005
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  3. Really..

    I'm Oracle.. Send me money too.
    Wait - no, I am eBay and your account will be banned unless you send me
    money..
    Wait - no, I am from (insert foreign country here) and want to hide
    $15,000,000,000 in your bank account - I'll give you $20% when I can get it
    back.
    Wait - no, I got an email from Bill Gates and he said if I passed this on to
    you and seven others and you did the same - we would all get a free copy of
    the next OS and he would contribute $100,000 to each of our favorite
    charities.

    Common sense.

    Barring that:

    The BIG LIST of Internet Hoaxes
    http://hoaxbusters.org/

    Internet Scams
    http://scambusters.org/

    Latest Email Hoaxes - Current Internet Scams
    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/

    Better yet - use Google..

    Search using Google!
    http://www.google.com/
    (How-to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/basics.html )
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jul 31, 2005
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