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    Default Beware Bogus Messages from "Microsoft Customer Support"

    If you receive a message from Microsoft Customer Support, it is NOT A VALID message. The message is NOT LEGITIMATE.

    DO NOT install the updates and do not click any links.


    ***Please DELETE this e-mail immediately***


    This information has been confirmed by Microsoft.

    Below is the message that you may see:
    All,

    Critical Update

    Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)

    Brief Description

    Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express. This update is critical and provides you with the latest version of the Microsoft Outlook / Outlook

    Express and offers the highest levels of stability and security.

    Instructions

    * To install Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721) please visit Microsoft Update Center:

    http://update.microsoft.com/microsof...96528631006559

    Quick Details

    * File Name: officexp-KB910721-FullFile-ENU.exe
    * Version: 1.4
    * Date Published: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 01:49:09 -0800
    * Language: English
    * File Size: 81 KB

    System Requirements

    * Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000; Windows 98; Windows ME; Windows NT; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows Vista

    * This update applies to the following product: Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express

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    Default Re: Beware Bogus Messages from "Microsoft Customer Support"



    Thanks for the tip!
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    Default Re: Beware Bogus Messages from "Microsoft Customer Support"

    Definitely a fake.
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
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    Default Re: Beware Bogus Messages from "Microsoft Customer Support"

    The message isn't a fake.
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    Default Re: Beware Bogus Messages from "Microsoft Customer Support"

    The message isn't a fake, the warning and the attached executable are.
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    Default Re: Beware Bogus Messages from "Microsoft Customer Support"

    Quote Originally Posted by Malsua View Post
    The message isn't a fake, the warning and the attached executable are.

    Right....

    That's what I said. I thought. lol
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    Default Re: Beware Bogus Messages from "Microsoft Customer Support"

    Well, there's a fine line between "That isn't a fake message" and "The message isn't a fake".
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
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    Default Re: Beware Bogus Messages from "Microsoft Customer Support"

    You have to re-read my message. See... you're supposed to know what I meant, and not read what I said. Don't you understand the rules yet?

    /chuckle

    (not that *I* understand them either, ROTF!)
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