Don’t fall victim to the ‘how to hack Hotmail’ scam

Editor, Someone recently asked me how to retrieve their spouse’s Hotmail password. Knowing that this is almost impossible, I reluctantly browsed through the Net for an answer. I realized that the Internet is flooded with millions and millions of these so called hacking Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo mail tutorial scams. Why is it a scam?

Editor,

Someone recently asked me how to retrieve their spouse’s Hotmail password. Knowing that this is almost impossible, I reluctantly browsed through the Net for an answer.

I realized that the Internet is flooded with millions and millions of these so called hacking Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo mail tutorial scams. Why is it a scam?

The truth is, these scams work by fooling you into giving out your own password blindly. One of the requirements set out by these hackers is the sending of your own user-name and password to an account that the scammer owns.

Usually it has a very suspicious name to it, for example: recoverpassword@hotmail.com.

How does it work?

These hackers claim that there is a bug in the Hotmail, Gmail or Yahoo mail system and by emailing your user name, your password and your spouse’s/friend’s email address to the designated email address, the requested password will arrive in your inbox within a day or two.

The truth is, you’re going to be conned into giving out your password, thus allowing the hacker unrestricted access into your email account.

The bottom line is, never reveal your password to a stranger, not even

Microsoft’s hotmail team members, Yahoo team members. Your password can be retrieved with the ‘lost password’ feature in Hotmail or any other email system. I hope you find these tips helpful.

Regards

Mr Uwayo Jacques

uwayo2006@googlemail.com

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