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Getting e-mail From "microsoft account team"

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    Getting e-mail From "microsoft account team"


    Last year or so I have received few times e- mail from "Microsoft account team" with "account-security-noreply@accou" as an address, asking me to confirm my slightly different address (no dot between two words that my real address has). I have ignored it and nothing happened even as they said that this account will be canceled if I don't. My Microsoft account is on Hotmail of course and I'm sure I never attempted to log in to MS with Gmail.
    Now I am not sure that it is some kind of new policy MS has or is it really bogus phishing message.
    I do have a Gmail account along with few more but names are quite different than this one. What worries me is that they ask for password too and I'm not going to give it to anybody, otherwise it will be useless.

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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Mike,

    I work very closely with Microsoft and have never seen them email anyone and ask for a password. I would stay clear!!

    Cheers,
    Harry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrylowt View Post
    Mike,

    I work very closely with Microsoft and have never seen them email anyone and ask for a password. I would stay clear!!

    Cheers,
    Harry
    That's what i thought too, tnx.
    That goes to Spam folder for sure.
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    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    happy to help!! have a good day and stay clear of those nasty spam messages
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    Scammers...
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    Yeah, I know, it's just that a day before I have changed passwords for all e-mail accounts and there was a slight possibility that some would ask for confirmation as it was just after a flap and scare about brake-ins in many systems and stolen passwords etc., so just wanted a confirmation of my suspicions. Better safe than sorry.
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