Alert- phishing E-mail asks to update Outlook

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  1. ravi_9793

    ravi_9793 TechTin.com

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    TrendMicro’s TrendLabs identified a phishing e-mail message (see below) which asked the recipient to update Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. Here’s how the e-mail message starts out:

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    On a scale of one to 10 the authenticity of this scam e-mail is a nine. It’s very realistic, even the Contact Us, Privacy Statement, and Terms of Use active links direct you to the appropriate Microsoft Web pages.


    There’s no clear cut solution other than to not click on any active link. That’s not always possible though. In which case, please use caution and try the tips I suggested in my linked article.


    http://www.examiner.com/x-14651-Min...m6d23-Email-asks-to-update-Outlook-Dont-do-it
     
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    I use thunderbird :p & for phishing scams you can get numerous plugin/addons to protect yourself :p
     
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    I received this email many times recently ! Emails went to junk folder automatically, and I guessed it is phishing.

    But in this case, there is a big chance that a lot of people believe it, I mean it looks very realistic in nature, with the other links goes to MS site correctly !
     
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