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  • Got a text message asking me to recover my a ccount @ account.live.com.  Is this real? or Phishing.
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:02 PM

Answers

  • We need an actual screenshot of the email (including clickable links) to be sure but there are a couple of things you can check yourself. First legitimate emails have a green lock in the address bar, second when you mouse over any links they must clearly point to a ms site. Additionally if you are asked for personal information like DOB, passwords, etc it is a fake because Microsoft already has your info. If it turns out to be a scam you can report it here report_spam AT outlook.com

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    • Proposed as answer by Joy-Qiao Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Carey FrischMVP Monday, February 4, 2019 5:52 PM
    Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:24 AM

All replies

  • We need an actual screenshot of the email (including clickable links) to be sure but there are a couple of things you can check yourself. First legitimate emails have a green lock in the address bar, second when you mouse over any links they must clearly point to a ms site. Additionally if you are asked for personal information like DOB, passwords, etc it is a fake because Microsoft already has your info. If it turns out to be a scam you can report it here report_spam AT outlook.com

    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    • Proposed as answer by Joy-Qiao Thursday, January 26, 2017 8:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Carey FrischMVP Monday, February 4, 2019 5:52 PM
    Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:24 AM
  • yes

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:31 AM
  • Got a text message asking me to recover my a ccount @ account.live.com.  Is this real? or Phishing.

    • Proposed as answer by fathisaleem Monday, February 4, 2019 9:48 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Carey FrischMVP Monday, February 4, 2019 5:52 PM
    Monday, February 4, 2019 9:47 AM
  • password 4367_lolA for  Microsoft 
    Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:36 PM
  • It is real if I get the two part security question to ensure my identity coverage is unwavered.
    Sunday, April 21, 2019 1:20 AM