Window's Scams

There have been a lot of Scams going around lately. Two very dangerous ones if people think they are real. These can give the person all the information needed to do Identity theft, and credit card theft.

The first one I will tell you about is a phone call out of the blue. This caller will say they are with Window's, Microsoft, big company who most would trust. The caller then will tell you that they want to help with your computer, make it work better and faster. They will ask you to do a few things on your computer. Ask you to follow what they tell you and then this will help them access your computer and files. Please whatever you do, do not do this!

The next scam I received last night while asleep. It is from "Window's Live". Here is the exact email above this in the email there is a horrible image file attached that says Window Live Hotmail Alert and highlighted in Grey.

"This  email from Windows Live Customer Service®  to all account users within the Live database.  It is with regret that we announce the closure of several inactive and suspicious accounts that is causing major congestion in our servers due to the large number of anonymous registrations of As such, we would like to request for your assistance to verify that you are indeed the owner of this email account by completing the requested personal information below.

* Full Name.......................... ........ 
* User Name:......................... ........
* Password:..................... .............
* Date of Birth:........................ ......
* Occupation:................... ............
* Country Or Territory:..................

In order to complete the process, all you have to do is click reply and complete the above mentioned details. Once we have registered your updated details in our database, your account will be included in the safe list. Please take note that should you decide to ignore this email reminder, your account will be flagged as one of the inactive or suspicious accounts and will be permanently closed after 24 hours. Thank you in advance for your kind assistance on this matter and we sincerely apologise for any inconveniences that we may have caused. 

The Windows Live Team™C"
Funny part is I use my email daily and a bunch of times throughout the day as I use it for my blog. Please whatever you do, do not do as they ask and report them to Windows and in some cases the police.
~*Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~ 


  1. thanks for this information. New ideas of scams keep coming up by the week. A crime!

  2. Your welcome. Just thought the email was funny as I use my soo much.

  3. I have received this email several times and have never clicked on anything. As for the telephone call it's just common sense. I doubt that anyone from Microsoft would ever call you to help you speed up your computer. But if ever in doubt, you could always ask them for their phone number and say you will check into it and call them back. Ten to one they won't give it to you.

  4. Violet, I am sure most people don't fall for it but the lady in staples almost did. The manager also got the call and played around with the guy for a bit.

  5. I've been getting the hotmail ones since I opened my newest hotmail account. I think it was the first or 2nd one I got. Then when I upgraded to live I started getting those too. Thanks for sharing the info as I am sure it will help to stop people from falling for it!

    thanks for linking up with the We are Canadian blog hop again! I am going to become an email follower!

  6. Scams are now getting more and more prominent - I encountered one on Facebook just last week when a hacker got into my friend's Facebook account and said she had been held up at gun point and needed money. Just outrageous!

    Just stopping by as part of the Canadian Blog Hop from

    Have a great week.

    Michelle @ Yours Faithfully


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