Last week a member of our team shared a phishing scam that she’d received in her personal email account. The bogus email claims to come from Microsoft and asks the recipient to respond to the email with their user name and password to avoid permanent cancellation of their account.
This is a scam. Microsoft never asks for user names and passwords in an email. For more information, see How to recognize phishing email messages, links, or phone calls.
Here’s what the scam looked like, so you can avoid it. If you think your Hotmail or Windows Live Mail account has already been hacked, you can take steps to recover it.