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Neil McC
14-12-2012, 07:21 AM
Anyone else received this?

Dear Windows User,

It has come to our attention that your Microsoft windows Installation records are out of date. Every Windows installation has to be tied to an email account for daily update.

This requires you to verify the Email Account. Failure to verify your records will result in account suspension. Click on the Verify button below and enter your login information on the following page to Confirm your records.

Thank you,

Microsoft Windows Team.

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Speedy Gonzales
14-12-2012, 07:24 AM
Are you using Windows 8?? I think the only time they sent me something was after I installed Win8. I think it was an automated email

14-12-2012, 07:58 AM
What was the address it came from?

14-12-2012, 08:02 AM
spam spam spammity spam

14-12-2012, 08:10 AM
Thats a good one :D

Every Windows installation has to be tied to an email account for daily update.
Really ? :eek: None of our computers are tied into any email address, even Windows 8.

Nick G
14-12-2012, 08:11 AM
Dirt common spam.

14-12-2012, 08:11 AM
spammy McSpamSpam

14-12-2012, 09:40 AM
Smells very phishy to me.

14-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Read it with an Indian accent and it makes more sense.

14-12-2012, 09:52 AM
It's just another spam email. Microsoft do not send you emails.
Use common sense, what do updates (assuming that's what it is trying to imply with it's "installation" BS) have to do with emails?

Koenig Tiger
14-12-2012, 12:11 PM
Spam alright and I have seen several different versions in the last two months.

MS don't email you as the previous post said....so it's all fairyland make believe.....

Neil McC
14-12-2012, 12:40 PM
What was the address it came from?

How do I find that?

14-12-2012, 05:21 PM
Of concern is that these swine now seem to have learnt to spell and compile correct grammatical sentences.

It used to be the biggest give away was their foul command of English.

14-12-2012, 11:07 PM
Sounds like a total scam to me.

Hover your mouse over the button they want you to click and note what shows up in the status bar. I bet it will have nothing to do with Microsoft.

Neil McC
15-12-2012, 07:32 AM
http / /berethe.dk / Secure login / Microsoft /


15-12-2012, 11:19 AM
Definitely a phishing scam. Berethe.dk is NOT Microsoft.com!

15-12-2012, 10:18 PM
http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=Dear+Windows+User,++It+has+come+to+our+at tention+that+your+Microsoft+windows+Installation+r ecords+are+out+of+date.+Every+Windows+installation +has+to+be+tied+to+an+email+account+for+daily+upda te.++This+requires+you+to+verify+the+Email+Account .+Failure+to+verify+your+records+will+result+in+ac count+suspension.+Click+on+the+Verify+button+below +and+enter+your+login+information+on+the+following +page+to+Confirm+your+records.&hl=en&gbv=1&ie=UTF-8&prmd=ivnsfd&ei=t0vMUP_SOqqiiAeT5YH4Cw&start=10&sa=N

19-12-2012, 11:27 PM
Read it with an Indian accent and it makes more sense.