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KendallHarkless asked on

is the validation email real

Before I click on the link in an email in my junk mail, I am trying to make sure it really came from Microsoft as it states:


Dear Mail User,

As part of the security measures to secure all email users across the world,All email users are mandated to have their account details registered as requested by the Microsoft Cyber-Crime Dept ( M C D ) .You are here by required to validate your account within 24 hours so as not to have your email account suspended and deleted from the world email server.
To get started, please click the link below:
This instruction has been sent to all Webmail Users Worldwide and is obligatory to follow.
Thank you,
Copyright © 2012 Microsoft Inc. All rights reserved. .



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Its a scam.  A well known and long running one.  Microsoft will never ask for personal details and will never cold call you.

Microsoft does not do that nor do they have partners who do that nor do they hire sub-contractors or people or even get volunteers to do that.
See the following for additional information about this and what to do and how Microsoft operates:


What should you do if you receive a questionable email?

1.       Investigate the information.
Take some time and check up on the information. Often sites like snopes.com can provide information on known chain letters and other scams and untruths.  Do not click on links within the mail, but do go to that company’s website, and contact their customer service reps via phone or online to verify the validity of the email.

2.       Report suspicious activities.
If you think someone has accessed your Hotmail account, that the Live ID sign-in page looks fraudulent, or you receive an email that tries to confirm a password change you didn’t authorize, change your password immediately by going to: http://account.live.com. Next, help ensure your PC has not been infected with a virus or malware by running a free full-PC scan.

3.       Help the Hotmail team identify new scams.
Click on the Junk button in Hotmail and select “Junk” or “Report phishing scam” to report it to the Hotmail team. Whatever you do, do not reply back to the sender.

I am not a Microsoft employee. Windows Expert Consumer
Wanikiya & Dyami--Team ZigZag
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kathleencollins replied on

It is a SCAM.

Delete the mail.

Microsoft do not send unsolicited mails to nayone.

Scammer is trying to steal your identity.