Fraud alert: Microsoft Services Agreement email scam

We’ve received reports of a recent email scam that spoofs the Microsoft Services Agreement.

View the real agreement.

The scam email message replaces legitimate links in the agreement with links that can compromise your computer when clicked. If you receive mail that looks like the real agreement or asks you to click a suspicious link or to provide personal information, delete the message or report the scam.

For more information, see Email and web scams: how to help protect yourself.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    This email message was in my junk mail this morning. I didn't respond to it and won't. However,I wanted to let you see what is out there today. My instincts tell me tht this is NOT something anyone should respond to.


    Subject: Microsoft Webmail Security

    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:…/login_verify2…/login_verify2

    This instruction has been sent to all Webmail Users Worldwide and is obligatory to follow.

    Thank you,

  2. Anonymous

    Almost everyday i receive these kinds of messages!!

  3. Anonymous

    I just got a phone call, the caller identified themselves as an agent from Microsoft and asked if we could turn on our computer because Microsoft was having a problem with Windows. We said we could not and they hung up. Is this legitamate?

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