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    Received email, supposedly from Microsoft, asking me to assist in their "Spam Fighter" program. They will allow one spam email per day to get through to me, and I am to confirm whether it is spam.

    Sounds phony to me. Could be carrying malware.
    08-17-2016 02:27 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I have never heard of this program, but that's just me.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-17-2016 02:58 PM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    Microsoft typically doesn't initiate contact for test programs unless you specifically sign up to notifications and their current method is to use preview programs. Sounds dodgy.
    08-17-2016 03:12 PM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Received email, supposedly from Microsoft, asking me to assist in their "Spam Fighter" program. They will allow one spam email per day to get through to me, and I am to confirm whether it is spam.

    Sounds phony to me. Could be carrying malware.
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    libra89 likes this.
    08-19-2016 07:19 AM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    Yes that sure sounds like a scam to me. If Microsoft wanted to test spam like that, they could easily set up their own "personal" email accounts At the very least they could arrange it with Microsoft employees.

    I'm just curious here, but was the email written with poor English? I've heard that scammers use bad English on purpose to weed out people who are likely to catch on to the fact that it's a scam right at the onset. If someone replies to something like that, the battle is half won!
    libra89 and Chintan Gohel like this.
    08-19-2016 07:31 AM

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