Faux messages pretending to be from MSN

I’ve received many of these clever phishing messages, as usual coming to addresses like webmaster@, info@, privacy@, and so-on. They pretend to be from Microsoft, giving you a chance to opt out of MSN commercial messages.

However, the links go to a Web server based in China. Not only does the domain attempt to phish for information, but by merely clicking on the links confirms to the spammer that your address is legitimate.

Needless to say, they’re not from Microsoft. Don’t be trapped!

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