JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Be on the look out for an email wanting your personal information from Hotmail because it is a phishing scam.
The state attorney general says the email states if you do not send your personal information your account will be closed.
If you receive a suspicious email requesting personal information such as bank account numbers or social security number don't respond.
Contact your internet service provider and report the email to the Attorney General's office at 1-800-281-4418.
Below is a copy of the scam email:
Dear Account User,
We encountered a problem with our database and a lot of records were lost, we are restoring our database to enable us serve you better. Your Windows Live! Account details are required so as to store in our database to keep your account active. Failure to do this will lose his or her account permanently.
To update and enable us restore your account details in our data base to keep your account active, you are required to provide us the details below urgently. Click the reply button to enter details below.
Date of Birth: *******
Country or Territory: ****
Make sure the details above are correct to enable us restore your account details, this will help prevent your account from been suspended.
Note: YOUR DETAILS WILL NOT BE SHARED.
Users have often told us that the more they use Windows Live! Service, the more they discover its benefits. We'll keep working on making Windows Live! the best email service around, and we appreciate your joining us for the ride.
Windows Live Alert Team
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