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Microsoft security warning is a hoax

Email scam pushes users to a premium rate phone number. An email masquerading as an announcement for a new security patch from Microsoft is a hoax. The email, which plays on people’s fears of virus and hacker attacks, invites recipients to call a premium rate number to find out more about downloading a patch for the Windows operating system. There are a few clues to demonstrate its lack of authenticity. The domain name from which the email is sent, technicalsupport@microsofthelpdesk.com, leads to a non-existent website. Microsoft does not use premium rate numbers for customer help, and the email gives no clues as to what version of Windows the patch is for and why it has been released. Full Story

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