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Old 02-09-2017, 10:22 PM
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Are these legit ?

Are these legit or a scam?


Unusual email account activity!
xxxxxxx@hotmail.com
Error-ID: [608-QA-608]
We`re having a problem verifying your email account information.

You might not be able to see all your email messages due to several security concerns. We will start working on fixing the problem as soon as you verify your account details.
To ensure that your email service is not interrupted, we request you to confirm and update your information today by following the link below:

https://login.live.com/608/confirmxxxxxxx@hotmail.com
If your email information is not updated within 24 hours your email account might expire. We apologize for the lengthy interruption in service.

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Hotmail upgrading e-mail account - xxxxxxxx@hotmail.com

We have recently upgraded all our customer e-mail addresses to the new Outlook.com. Due to this your Hotmail e-mail account needs to be re-activated.

You can do this by just simply logging in on the link below:


https://logins.live.com/activate-use...wsignin1.login


If your e-mail account is not activated within 2 working days it may expire.

This is a compulsory process that affects all our customers.




Thank you for your support,
The Microsoft Security team 2017

Hope I'm not getting paranoid but I'm hesitant to click on these links.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:38 AM
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Personally; I would not trust them. Testing the links I received an Invalid Certificate warning:
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Invalid certificate
Firefox cannot verify the identity of the server "logins.live.com" due to a certificate. The server could be trying to trick you. Would you like to continue to the server?
Doubtful to me that Microsoft would have an invalid certificate.


See these links below and be sure to note these links cover same thing but several years so this is a long time, continuing scam. I found similar questions and answers directly from Microsoft going back over five years.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...3-a8d268256c02

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...7-9d9ddab52fd0

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...c-56aa77bbdb30

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...1-79a453146772

Remember:

Microsoft is Not Ever randomly going to call on the phone or send personal emails to individual persons unless you personally initiated the contact and they are responding to you. Hang up the phone, delete the emails. Don't respond, these are ALWAYS scams.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:58 PM
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Thank you JH. Will leave them alone. Seems to me that the slightest moment of inatention can bring problems.
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